updated 07:05 am EST, Mon November 7, 2005
SoftRAID v3.3 released
SoftRAID today began shipping , an update to its advanced disc utility. Offering full Mac OS 10.4.3 compatibility, version 3.3 also improves its Mirror rebuild technology, moves towards Intel compatibility, and fixes several minor bugs including a conflict with Disk Warrior. The company says that volume optimization algorithms have been changed to make Mirror rebuilds faster and more transparent and that volumes optimized for Workstation and Server now get higher rebuilding priority from the OS. In addition, SoftRAID 3.3 fixes a conflict with DiskWarrior 3 under Mac OS 10.4. SoftRAID 3.3 also improves compatibility with third-party SATA cards, enclosures, and drives. The company also said that an Mac-Intel version of SoftRAID is nearing completion and will be ready when Apple releases the first Intel-based hardware for Mac OS X. SoftRAID 3.3 is $130, while the retail version is $150.