RAID Done Right
OWC SoftRAID is powerful yet easy-to-use RAID software that maximizes drive capacity, offers faster performance, and protects against data loss. It’s ideal for voluminous data roles including audio/video production and editing, photography, graphic design, database servers, financial applications, and more. Basically, it is the brain for running, maintaining and protecting your RAID arrays. OWC SoftRAID is the most powerful software RAID utility available giving you more protection and more power than other RAID utilities, including hardware RAID.
Software vs. Hardware
Software RAID gives you increased power and control over your RAID drives and disks that hardware RAID can’t deliver and doesn’t lock you into technology that you can’t upgrade or expand. Our software teams are constantly developing OWC SoftRAID to keep it optimized for today and tomorrow’s technology, so you are always ready for what comes next — often without having to update or upgrade anything.
OWC SoftRAID gives you the flexibility of mixing and matching drives from different manufacturers, even drives with different capacities. You can easily replace a bad enclosure, upgrade to a new enclosure or even add move drives without skipping a beat. All impossible with hardware RAID!
Power Efficient Dynamo
As computers become more and more powerful, so does OWC SoftRAID. Unlike hardware RAID that relies on a static hardware controllers, OWC SoftRAID utilizes your computer’s advanced processing power, producing fast and flexible RAID arrays that have a negligible impact on your computer system or applications.
Multiple RAID Levels
Create advanced RAID 0/1/4/5/1+0 (10) volumes for higher performance and/or redundancy.
OWC SoftRAID protects your data by alerting you to issues before anything happens, ensuring you’re protected all the time.
Read/write OWC SoftRAID arrays1 and use them interchangeably between Windows and macOS with built-in MacDrive technology.
With OWC SoftRAID you’re not locked into a solution. SoftRAID’s unique approach is hardware independent.
Volume validation ensures sectors can be read, parity is correct, and any potential volume failure is minimized.2
Easy License Management
Enables quick activation or deactivation so your license can move moved between computers.
Check your disks before use to ensure they are safe before you write your first file.
Works with macOS 10.14 or later, Windows 10 or later, and Windows Server 2019/2022.
OWC SoftRAID is easy-on-the-eyes with dark mode for great viewing experience in low-light environments.
Sharing data between Macs and PCs used to be a hassle: Never knowing if the Mac can read a Windows disk and Windows asking to reformat if the disk is Mac-formatted. Thanks to OWC’s MacDrive technology that is built in to OWC SoftRAID, those headaches are a thing of the past.
OWC SoftRAID is compatible with both Mac and Windows enabling true sharing of files between the systems. Easily move RAID volumes between computers, making it easier to collaborate and giving you more flexibility and in turn saving you time and money. Your serial number can activate OWC SoftRAID on either OS. For those needing to share their volumes with multiple computers we offer inexpensive additional seats.
OWC SoftRAID: The Next Level of RAID
When you need maximum volume capacity, optimal drive performance or a combination of attributes, look no further than OWC SoftRAID. Once it’s installed, activated, and configured, you can rest easy your data protected and ready to when you need it. You’ll wonder how you ever felt safe storing your data before OWC SoftRAID.
- RAID 4/5/1+0 (10) currently Mac only.
- Data protection requires RAID 1/4/5/1+0