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Can SoftRaid 6 Utility created non-RAID volume (used for Time Machine) be read by a Mac without a Softraid Licence

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I've used the softraid 6 GUI application to create a non-Raid HFS journaled Volume which I am using for TIme Machine. Can this volume be read by a Mac without a SoftRaid Licence?

For whatever reason once Softraid 6 utility had touched the Hard Drive when I used the Apple supplied Disk Utility application the machine would hang whenever I tried to erase the disk to create a regular partition.

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Topic starter Posted : 11/05/2021 12:23 pm
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On Intel, yes, as we bundle a limited version of the driver with all macOS released. M1 systems do not have a functional SoftRAID driver bundled. So to mount on an M1, you need to install a SoftRAID driver.

 

If you want to work with a SoftRAID formatted disk in Disk Uiltiiy, use "Zero disk" first, to erase the partition map, as Disk Utility has a bug where it hangs if it encounters a SoftRAID formatted disk.

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Posted : 11/05/2021 2:26 pm
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