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SoftRAID, Big Sur, and the New M1 Macs

Why is SoftRAID version 6 still in beta? We have several additional features we want to add to the SoftRAID application. Rather than preventing users from upgrading to Big Sur, we decided to open the beta release of SoftRAID version 6 to everyone. We know this beta release is reliable as the driver has already passed through our test program and is a final release version.

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2020 Holiday Specials & Shipping Cutoffs @ MacSales.com

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