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Why initialize a single disk volume in SoftRAID?

Active Member Customer

I apologize in advance. I feel like this has been answered before but I can't find it.

If I am making a single disk volume, is there an advantage to creating it with SoftRAID instead of Apple Disk Utility?

Are there any disadvantages? If I give the volume to a co-worker who does not have SoftRAID, would they be able to use a single disk volume created in SoftRAID just like it was a normal Apple volume?

Thank you!

Topic starter Posted : 24/08/2021 11:51 am
Member Admin

There is no real advantage. The upside is SoftRAID can track IO errors to the volume. The disadvantage is it is not bootable.

Users on M1 will not be able to mount it, without installing SoftRAID, however, all intel machines will mount it just like a Disk Utility volume.

Posted : 24/08/2021 12:00 pm
Active Member Customer

@softraid-support That's exactly the information I was looking for. Thank you!

Topic starter Posted : 24/08/2021 1:12 pm