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(@zorglub)
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Hopefully just cosmetic issues with the GUI but a mounted APFS volume appears as unmounted and in "unknown format" in SoftRaid b43 (while it's correct in Disk Utility). Renaming volumes in Disk Utility (couldn't find how to do it in SoftRaid) has no effect on the names in SoftRaid. I'm still on Catalina.

Driver wise, everything looks OK so far apart from that pesky MacOS bug that makes a random disk no longer usable. "The volume is now locked to prevent data corruption. Please restart your Mac to use this volume again."

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Posted : 08/12/2020 3:41 pm
(@softraid-support)
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The 6.0 user interface does not correctly support APFS volumes.

the volume lock is a pain, sorry, we do have a contact at Apple investigating this.

Rename volumes you should do on the desktop, we considered that so "obvious", we never considered it as a useful feature in SoftRAID.

 

thanks!

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Topic starter Posted : 09/12/2020 10:01 pm
(@softraid-support)
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@carlosi

Attach a SoftRAID tech support file. It is possible you are encountering a Big Sur bug, where an obsolete extension blocks the extensions cache from being created correctly. Deleting old extensions seems to fix this.

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Topic starter Posted : 09/12/2020 10:03 pm
rexbinary
(@rexbinary)
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@johnd Yes I am being reminded every 24 hours as well.

EDIT: I seldom post without an edit.

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Posted : 10/12/2020 10:17 am
(@softraid-support)
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I am trying to get this reduced!

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Topic starter Posted : 10/12/2020 11:52 am
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(@zorglub)
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@softraid-support it's useful to have everything related to volumes in the same place. But I understand that that feature request would be far far far down in your backlog :)

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Posted : 10/12/2020 1:27 pm
(@softraid-support)
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We will get there. The problem with APFS is the metaphor's are so different. We are working on a interface that helps users understand how it works. There a very complicated relationship between volumes and containers, which used to be the same, now are very very different.

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Topic starter Posted : 10/12/2020 5:38 pm
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(@zorglub)
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For the time being is there a way to fix the inconsistency between the names in SoftRAID and the names on the Desktop / Disk Utility ?

 

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Posted : 10/12/2020 9:39 pm
(@softraid-support)
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No, this is an APFS change. It will be after we do the User Interface changes that we can address this.

This is because you can have multiple volumes inside the same volume. The whole metaphor changes. Hang in there until we start supporting APFS in the UI.

 

thanks!

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Topic starter Posted : 10/12/2020 10:30 pm
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(@iftibashir)
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What is the current update with the v6 Beta and intel based Macs??

Are all features now supported, and the issues are with APFS formatted drives or the M1 chipset?

I have an intel based 16" MacBook Pro with two ThunderBlade V4 drives connected. They are both formatted in HFS+

Going by the above, I should be Ok if I upgrade to Big Sur (currently on Cataline)?

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Posted : 11/12/2020 9:29 am
(@softraid-support)
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SoftRAID 6 supports 10.12 forward.

RAID 6 does not work yet

The user interface does not correctly support APFS

Yes it works with Catalina.

We are still working on M1, unfortunately.

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Topic starter Posted : 11/12/2020 10:32 am
(@iftibashir)
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I am using RAID 1 on ThunderBlade V4 HFS+ units, on an Intel based Mac.

So I should have no problems with SoftRAID 6 running Big Sur at all???

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Posted : 12/12/2020 4:56 am
(@softraid-support)
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With the beta, yes it will work.

here is the link to the beta: SoftRAID 6

Read the release notes!

Make sure you "Approve" OWC as an Identified Developer in Security Preferences in MacOS when prompted.

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Topic starter Posted : 12/12/2020 7:27 pm
(@spanksen)
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Hallo, i just got my OWC ThunderBay 4 Mini (Thunderbolt 3 Modell). I download the Software for Softraid 5.8.4, but when i want to start it i get these Error Messages (sorry, German)

Softraid

The Error Message says that an internal Part of the SoftRaid Software ist not working correctly. I the QWC Hardware i have 4

Samsung 860 EVO 2TB SSD Hardrives. My Mac is this hardware

iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017), 3,4 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5, 16 GB 2400 MHz DDR4, Radeon Pro 570 4 GB.

MACOS Big Sur 11.0.1.

Can it be that Bis Sur is the Problem that i can´t start the Sofware? 

 

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Posted : 14/12/2020 7:40 am
(@softraid-support)
Member Admin

The latest SoftRAID release, 5.8.4, is not compatible with Big Sur. We will be doing public beta's until 6.0 is ready, which could take a couple months. New betas will be released as we go, and you will be auto notified through the SoftRAID Monitor.

here is the link to the beta: SoftRAID 6 https://www.softraid.com/sr_beta

Read the release notes!

Make sure you "Approve" OWC as an Identified Developer in Security Preferences in MacOS when prompted.

 

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Topic starter Posted : 14/12/2020 11:54 am
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