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SoftRAID 4.0 enhances speed, adds notification options

updated 11:55 pm EDT, Wed June 2, 2010

Rebuild mirrors up to 50-times faster

SoftRAID has introduced a new 4.0 version of its self-titled RAID software and disk management utility. Previously announced in January of last year, the upgrade offers a wide range of new features and improvements, such as 64-bit kernel support in Snow Leopard operating systems, and full compatibility for Solid State Disks (SSD). Also amongst the new changes is the ability to now rebuild mirrors approximately 50-times faster, enabling mirror rebuilds to take less than 10 minutes on 1 - 2TB volumes.

Additional features include new tools for protecting against accidentally file deletion, an alert system that can inform users of when a disk has a chance to fail, and new e-mail notification for informing users of errors and events that occur on the SoftRAID volumes.

To help ensure everything is running properly, new SMART reporting is offered for giving a health checkup of disks, and a new Disk Certification option has been added to test disks. Lastly, the 4.0v delivers a command line interface for remote maintenance, as well as a new tech-support report function for getting in touch with the company sooner than before.

SoftRAID 4.0 is priced at $130 for an electronic download version, or $70 for users of SoftRAID 3 who upgrade. Licensed owners who purchased SoftRAID 3 after January 1, 2009 can upgrade to the new version by contacting the company.

by MacNN Staff





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