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Here's info from the release notes and press release:
" New features in version 5.6.5:
  • Added a new version of the SMART over USB drivers. This version adds support for USB disks connected via CalDigit ThunderBay 2 docks. It also adds support for USB enclosures which use the JMicron interface chip.

  • Added enhancements to better support the OWC ThunderBlade V4.

    Bugs fixed in version 5.6.5:
  • Fixed a bug in the SoftRAID XT, SoftRAID Lite and SoftRAID Lite XT applications which caused the incorrect web page to be displayed when the user selected "Upgrade to SoftRAID" menu item under the SoftRAID menu. Previous version would display the purchase page on the SoftRAID web site. The upgrade page is now displayed instead.

  • Fixed a bug which caused the SoftRAID application to always indicate that SMART over USB was disabled.

  • Fixed a bug in SoftRAID Easy Setup which caused it to exit with an error right after it is launched. This occurred when SoftRAID Easy Setup was used with SoftRAID XT and SoftRAID Lite XT.

  • Fixed a bug in SoftRAID Easy Setup which caused valid serial numbers for SoftRAID XT and SoftRAID XT Lite to be reported as invalid.

    Known Bugs:
  • SoftRAID does not support creating, modifying or converting APFS volumes.
  • There's a bug in macOS 10.12, Sierra, which causes SoftRAID volumes to not be displayed in the "Storage" tab of the "About this Mac" window.

    System Requirements:
    SoftRAID 5.6.5 requires Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later. Support for TRIM commands on SSDs requires 10.7.5 or later.
    SoftRAID requires a Mac which contains a Core 2 Duo or later processor. It will not work on early Intel Macs with Core Duo processors.

    Important Note:
    Apple's High Sierra installer cannot be directly installed onto SoftRAID volumes (for booting). If you want to start up from SoftRAID volumes, there are instructions for doing this on the SoftRAID forum. The latest updaters to High Sierra also do not install onto SoftRAID startup volumes

    Apple has informed us that starting up from RAID volumes will not be supported in the future, and no bug fixes are planned for any current installation or booting issues with regards to Apple RAID or SoftRAID volumes. This is sad news for us and our many users who start up their Macs from a SoftRAID volume."
  • They also have a SoftRAID and Mac OS X version compatibility chart.
    The SoftRAID downloads page has Full and Lite versions with Free 30-day Trial.

    Important note for iMac Pro Owners using SoftRAID
    On the SoftRAID important notices page (at bottom of page) there's a section titled "iMac Pro Users: SoftRAID 5.6.5 driver update problem" regarding updating the SoftRAID driver on iMac Pro systems. (iMac Pro shipped with driver v5.6.2.) They're working with Apple on this but until it's resolved they've included a step-by-step workaround there. (This may be fixed by the time you read this. If any iMac Pro owners running macOS 10.13.4 are using SoftRAID, let me know if the update helps.)
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