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How to setup bootable RAID-0 on Monterey?

(@ylluminate)
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I've seen that SoftRAID advertises bootable APFS bootable RAID-0 on macOS. I'm currently running Big Sur and am about to upgrade to Monterey. I'd like to move my boot volume over to a RAID-0 array and wanted to know what the process may be for doing this - at least generally. 

(Just a note, I'm not really interested in discussing whether this is a good or bad idea - I'm to do it and I have my reasons and can explain post-facto if desired, but I'm not going to rationalize why I'm doing it upfront since that's immaterial at this point.)

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Topic starter Posted : 08/12/2021 8:42 pm
(@softraid-support)
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there is no way to use any software bootable volume for Monterey, Apple,  SoftRAID, or whatever. It is not allowed any longer.

The last OS you can make SoftRAID bootable with is essentially High Sierra, with version 5.8.4. (Its possible, but difficult to get Mohave to boot)

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Posted : 08/12/2021 9:34 pm
(@ylluminate)
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Yikes, you might want to hunt down and remove things like this then for 6.2 and before since it's clearly and highly misleading:

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/owc-announces-release-of-softraid-6-2-for-mac-301408900.html

See also: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=softraid+%22bootable+RAID+volumes%22&ia=web

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Topic starter Posted : 08/12/2021 9:42 pm
(@softraid-support)
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That is the "About SoftRAID" blurb, which has not changed for a few years.

I guess it is true however, as we were first to market in bootable volumes. Its only 6 that booting was removed.

I will ask around to see if we can make this more clear for purchasers.

Also, we currently cannot perform email notification, which we intend to add back in a future release.

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Posted : 09/12/2021 12:05 am
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