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Softraid 7 XT and Akitio Thunder2 Quad Compatibility?

(@hbomb28)
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Apologies if this has been covered, i saw a similar question previously posted but it wasn't exactly the same Akitio model and softraid version.  I'm currently running softraid 5.8.4 on an Akitio Thunder 2 Quad enclosure, in a RAID 5 config.  I'd like to upgrade my OS to ventura soon, of course along with softraid.  Plugged in my license info and didn't see any upgrade offers unfortunately.

Can i safely try Softraid 7 XT with ventura and my Akitio (instead of the softraid pro version) without any ill-effects on my data, other than perhaps the volume not being recognized?  If that doesn't work, is it a given that the softraid PRO version would work with the Akitio? 

Is there actually a technical difference between the pro and xt versions of softraid, or do the OWC enclosures simply get more of a price break because of less potential issues (as i assume these models have been more heavily tested)?

thanks!

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Topic starter Posted : 06/11/2022 10:54 am
(@softraid-support)
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Yes it is a simple upgrade, there is no real difference in Akitio and Thunderbays, we actually purchased them years ago, it is run mostly as an independent brand.

An XT license should work also.

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Posted : 06/11/2022 9:42 pm
(@hbomb28)
Active Member Customer

@softraid-support, awesome, thanks!  i'm currently running mac os Catalina - in terms of upgrade order for OS vs Softraid, after a data backup of course - should there be any preference?  i assume i can upgrade to softraid 7 xt on current OS first, make sure everything looks good, then upgrade OS to ventura? 

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Topic starter Posted : 06/11/2022 9:59 pm
(@softraid-support)
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@hbomb28 

You can start on any MacOS, (after 10.12.x) with SoftRAID 7, yes.And upgrade later. Ventura may be a good time for a clean install if you have not done one in a while.

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Posted : 07/11/2022 12:16 am
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