[CES 2022] OWC announces the release of SoftRAID 3.0 for Windows


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OWC has announced the release of SoftRAID 3.0 for Windows. SoftRAID 3.0 for Windows enables users to create powerful RAID 0/1/5 solutions for maximum drive capacity, fast data access, and robust data protection.

It provides faster RAIDs with management and drive monitoring that other Windows utilities fail to deliver. SoftRAID’s streamlined interface makes it incredibly easy to set up and manage RAID volumes and provides a level of performance and protection you can’t get with other RAID solutions.

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SoftRAID 3.0 Highlights

  • Advanced: Create RAID 0/1/5 with Windows and RAID 0/1/4/5/1+0 (10) with Macs
  • Universal: SoftRAID works with both Windows and Macs and built-in OWC MacDrive technology lets you seamlessly move SoftRAID volumes between OSes
  • Protected: SoftRAID Monitor constantly watches your disks and alerts you if problems are detected 
  • Validated: Volume validation ensures sectors can be read and parity is correct  
  • Certified: Checks disks before use to ensure they are safe for data storage
  • Vigilant: Error prediction helps protect against unexpected failure
  • New RAID level: adds RAID 5
  • Compatible: Works with Windows 11 and 10

“SoftRAID for windows provides faster RAIDs with management and drive monitoring that other Windows utilities fail to provide. RAID 5 has been one of the most requested features from our users, so we’re excited to add RAID 5 to SoftRAID for Windows and expand the cross-platform capability SoftRAID,” said Rick Rockhold, Vice President Software Development, Windows & Mobile. “RAID 5 opens up the next level of data protection and access to our Windows customers.”

SoftRAID is ideal for anyone who needs to safely store and backup massive amounts of data, including video editors, audio producers, photographers, and graphic designers.

SoftRAID’s core RAID creation and management technology has been finely tuned over 20 years of development. 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.


SoftRAID for Windows 3.0 is a free update for current 2.0 users. To purchase a new license, upgrade from 1.0, or add additional seats to an existing license, check out OWC’s Software Store.

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