MP 1,1-5,1 Anyone use SoftRaid for an internal Raid 5?

InuNacho

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I recently added a Seagate ST4000DM004 4TB to hold my uncompressed video files and was pleasantly surprised that it could read and write faster than my older Raid 1 WD Blacks I hold my photography on.

I was thinking of adding a 3 drive Raid 5 of said Seagates to my Mac Pro and it seems like SoftRAID fits the bill. Has anyone used it extensively? For context I'm still on Sierra.
 

bsbeamer

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Personally, no. Have a client with 5 SATA (four bays + optical) SSDs in RAID5 in their MP5,1 and seems to be working fine in High Sierra. They had major issues with Mojave and have not moved onto it at this point. Assume HDDs would perform similarly.
 

InuNacho

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Personally, no. Have a client with 5 SATA (four bays + optical) SSDs in RAID5 in their MP5,1 and seems to be working fine in High Sierra. They had major issues with Mojave and have not moved onto it at this point. Assume HDDs would perform similarly.
Well I'm sticking around on Sierra for as long as possible as I'm still running the CS6 Suite. I'll keep that in mind though if I have to upgrade to Mojave.
 

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I have three 5,1s all running SoftRaid under High Sierra.
Two on 4 x 6TB HDDS with raid 5 and the other with 3 x 4 TB SSDs running raid 0.
These setups has been solid for the past 4 years and I am happy with the performance.
 
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I have three 5,1s all running SoftRaid under High Sierra.
Two on 4 x 6TB HDDS with raid 5 and the other with 3 x 4 TB SSDs running raid 0.
These setups has been solid for the past 4 years and I am happy with the performance.
Sounds great! I'll be replacing all my older drives throughout the summer and adding SoftRaid to run them.