[Sticky] Big Sur on M1 machines and SoftRAID issues
JoeMikeB has the correct approach to all this. It can indeed be tedious, I am sorry for all your issues.
Go through once more and hope we get this.
Start with this, once again, to manually delete all SoftRAID components, I do not know why you are still getting the Monitor crashes/failure to load.
Paste each command line below into the terminal application. You will need your normal admin password for some steps.
Delete the SoftRAID driver:
sudo rm -r /Library/Extensions/SoftRAID.kext
sudo touch /Library/Extensions
sudo kextcache -fu /
Now, Restart your computer
Remove the daemon and SoftRAID Monitor:
sudo rm /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.softraid.softraidd.plist
sudo rm /Library/LaunchAgents/com.softraid.SoftRAIDMonitor.plist
Remove the SoftRAID application support directory:
sudo rm -r /Library/Application\ Support/SoftRAID
Remove all the SoftRAID preferences:
defaults delete com.softraid.SoftRAID
I agree that this is so frustrating, I wish I had a simple solution.
"uninstall SoftRAID" via terminal should have resolved this.
What was the last version of SoftRAID that worked for you?
I have an idea.
If you first disconnect all disks except the internal, does SoftRAID launch?
It looks to me as if collecting SMART data is hanging the SoftRAID Monitor. The window is blank for a long time, as the App cannot get access to the disks, or there is a hang collecting info.
(in particular, the application interface should show your internal disk almost immediately, not have that long period with a blank screen)
If you create a clean new system, does SoftRAID launch?
(Disk Utility, add a new volume, boot with command r, internet recovery mode and reinstall MacOS, and point it to this new volume. With APFS, it will not disrupt your current system, but live side by side, as volumes share space in the same APFS container)
I am not sure if I should post your videos they may contain a private link to you.
If you first disconnect all disks except the internal, does SoftRAID launch? no
Hello. Installing a new OS in a new volume solved the problem, soft raid is working properly. But how do I solve the problem in my current OS ?
Its weird, as you did the "manual" uninstall via all the terminal commands, so it probably is something blocking SoftRAID monitor, rather than a damaged SoftRAID file.
What if you remove the Samsung drivers? Just a guess.