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SoftRAID 5.0.5 Update Info/Download   [skip to next news item]
The SoftRAID download page has v5.0.5 but no specific info on the changes (vs 5.0.4). I don't use SR currently but here's info from the download DMG file's PDF release notes on changes/fixes in v5.0.5:

"New features in version 5.0.5:
  • The SoftRAID driver now logs any illegal requests it receives for SoftRAID volumes. Log entries are written to the softraid.log file. This logging was added to help investigate bugs in other applications.
  • Added code to detect modification of the SoftRAID application and driver. Users who run MacKeeper were unable to mount SoftRAID volumes when running Yosemite... This version of SoftRAID detects these modifications and tells the user to download a new copy of SoftRAID.

    Bugs fixed in version 5.0.5:
  • Fixed a bug in the SoftRAID driver which resulted in RAID 4 and RAID 5 volumes which could not be rebuilt or verified. This happened when more than 1 disk was physically disconnected from a mounted RAID 4 or RAID 5 volume.
  • Fixed a bug in the SoftRAID Tool which prevented the disk i/o and error counters from being updated correctly.
  • Fixed a bug in the SoftRAID application which caused a window to display the incorrect number of primary disks required when creating a RAID 1+0 volume.
  • Fixed a bug in the SoftRAID application which caused disks for RAID 1+0 volumes to indicate that they were part of a nonexistent mirror pair.
  • Fixed a bug in the SoftRAID application which caused the volume tiles to disappear when a disk initialize, zero, verify or certify operation failed to start. This would occur when the disk contained a volume which was mounted and contained open files.
  • The volume tiles in the SoftRAID application now display more accurate information about CoreStorage volumes.
  • Fixed a bug which caused SoftRAID to say that the application had to replace a previous version of the driver because it was incompatible. This would only happen when running Mac OS X 10.6.8.
  • Fixed a bug in the SoftRAID application which prevented email notification from working with some email addresses which contained a period ('.') character.
  • Fixed a bug in the SoftRAID application which caused it to indicate that a restart was required after installing the driver when no restart was required."
  • More info and details are in the PDF file, including system requirements and known bugs.
      

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