Tag Archives: SoftRAID
Using APFS On HDDs … And...
After 16 months of using and testing APFS—Apple’s new file system—I’ve come to the conclusion that you probably don’t want to use it on HDDs (disks with rotating platters)....

The Speed of APFS: Just How...
Ever since the first beta of Sierra (Mac OS 10.12), I have been interested in Apple’s new file system, APFS. As the first new file system released by Apple...

Three Years After Setup, SoftRAID 4...
In January 2014, Nigel Hobden configured a Mac Pro 5.1, running Mac OS 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion), for Phil Legg and the team at FutureProof Records. Futureproof Records and Promotions —...

Cutaway view of internal HDD showing platter and read/write mechanism Hard Drive Failures: How You Can...
It’s an inevitability that all HDDs eventually fail. However, being prepared for drive failure can lessen the potential impact on your workflow. SoftRAID, the premier software RAID solution, makes...


OWC Announces 40TB SSD ThunderBay 4...
OWC today introduced class-leading 10, 20, 30, and 40TB SSD models for ThunderBay 4 mini RAID. The new high-capacity SSD configurations are powered by the revolutionary SoftRAID engine, which...

Five of the Best Hidden Features...
With each new release of the stc operating system, there are always a few secret features, services, and tips hidden away, just waiting to be uncovered. macOS Sierra is...

RAID 101: Discussing Benefits of Software...
While you might think the computer you are using is the most important part of your everyday and professional workflows, there is something even more important: your data. Computers...


Beyond AppleRAID: SoftRAID Gives Data a...
In 2009, Apple stopped actively working on AppleRAID and eventually removed full support for the feature completely in OS X El Capitan. This means that if your existing AppleRAID...

OWC CEO Talks Current, Future Solutions...
The Digital Cinema Society aims to empower filmmakers with the knowledge of cinematic tools and techniques to craft effective motion picture narratives. Recently, the Digital Cinema Society made an appearance...

Reviewer: ThunderBay 4 ‘The Best Mix...
The four-bay OWC ThunderBay 4 RAID utilizes powerful Thunderbolt™ 2 technology and the flexibility of SoftRAID to create a powerhouse solution for creative workflows. With support for RAID 0,...

ThunderBay, SoftRAID Aid Production of Film...
At this year’s Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) conference, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, asked the question that...