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by Tom Nelson

The release of OS X El Capitan marked the dumbing down of Disk Utility into a barely usable version of its former self. Gone from Disk Utility are many features long taken for granted, including support for creating and managing RAID-based storage systems.

SoftRAIDLite

Screen shot © Coyote Moon, Inc.

With the removal of Disk Utility features, I expected utility app developers to step in and provide some of the missing features. That’s exactly what happened with SoftRAID, a popular app for creating software-based RAID arrays for OS X.

The folks at SoftRAID have taken their well-respected SoftRAID 5 app and pared it down to the basics needed to replace the lost RAID support in Disk Utility. Along with the new Lite version of SoftRAID came a corresponding reduction in price, making it an economical choice for those who need the basic RAID support that Apple no longer supplies.

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