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SoftRAID 5.0.6 Update (fixes potential data corruption bug)
(FYI: On April 6th SoftRAID released v5.0.7. See SoftRAID 5.0.7 release notes)
The SoftRAID download page has v5.0.6 but no specific info on the changes (vs 5.0.5). But here's info from their solving problems page about a potential data corruption bug in 5.0.5:

"Important Notice for Users Running SoftRAID Version 5.0.5:
We discovered a data corruption bug in SoftRAID version 5.0.5. This bug only affects SoftRAID volumes which have been rebuilt and has been fixed in version 5.0.6. If you currently running version 5.0.5, please upgrade to version 5.0.6 as soon as possible.

After upgrading to version 5.0.6, you can Validate each of your SoftRAID volumes to ensure all the parity and mirror data is correct. To validate a volume, run the SoftRAID application, click on the volume tile for the volume and select "Validate" from the "Volume" menu.

If you have any questions regarding this issue, please contact our tech support engineers via email by sending a message to: support@softraid.com."

Updated Benchmarks from USB3 drives connected to OWC Thunderbolt 2 Dock
Updated the page on Questions about booting USB3 drives connected to Thunderbolt docks to include later QB 4.0 benchmarks with two USB3.0 WD portable (2.5in/5400rpm) drives connected to OWC TB2 dock. (Reply to questions on previous rates listed.)
Apple/Mac related News/Problems/Tips/PR:
Recent Apple Support Article Updates:

(Page of Tips, Troubleshooting & How-To articles for Mac/OS X/iOS Users by Topic.)

Other News/Updates:
Recent Updates, Tips, DIY Upgrades/Mods/Repairs:
  • 2009 Mac Pro Dual 3GHz X5675 CPU Upgrade (12-cores)
  • Mac OS X Compatible 802.11ac Adapters (USB, PCI Express, Mini-PCIe)
  • Reports on Combo 802.11ac Wifi + Bluetooth 4.0 card kit for Mac Pros
  • OS X Drivers for Belkin F9L1109 802.11ac USB 3.0 adapter (OS X 10.10 report)
  • (2008 Mac Pro) Asus PCE-AC68 802.11ac PCIe card with OS X Yosemite
  • Another 2009 Mac Pro NB (overheating) Heatsink Retainer Repair
  • 2009 Mac Pro 6-core 3.46GHz CPU Upgrade, Repair NB Heatsink Retainers
  • 2009 Mac Pro 12-core CPU Upgrade (Dual 2.93GHz X5670 Westmere CPUs)
  • 2009 Mac Pro Northbridge High Temperatures? Check Plastic Heatsink Retainers
  • Tips for HDCP Errors/Problems playing purchased iTunes HD Video

    (Listing of Updates, DIY Upgrades, Repairs, Tips and more you may have missed.)
  • Previous News Archive Summary:
      February 12th, 2015 News Archive
    • OWC Thunderbolt 2 Dock owner report on USB3 drives (benchmarks/boot tests)
    • Thread on AppleTV floods network w/DHCP requests via Ethernet
    • More on unknown unicast traffic storms from Thunderbolt Displays
    • How Steve Jobs helped launch the desktop publishing revolution
    • Apple hiring auto experts for secret research project
    • Freeware VM VirtualBox 4.3.22
    • Pacifist 3.5.1
    • Apple Support Article Updates:
      - OS X: How to erase and install
      - OS X: About Recovery Disk Assistant
      - Troubleshooting Mac OS X installation from CD or DVD
      - Create a bootable installer for OS X Mavericks or Yosemite
      - How to remove adware that displays pop-up ads and graphics on your Mac
      - Solve startup issues, perform disk maintenance w/Disk Utility & fsck
      - Using Disk Utility to verify or repair disks
      - Manually migrating data from another Mac
      - What to do before selling or giving away your Mac
      - Using multiple displays with Mac Pro (Late 2013)
      - Mac Basics: Ports and connectors on your Mac
      - How to unlock your iPhone for use with another carrier
      - Troubleshooting problems activating iMessage or FaceTime
      - Archive or make copies of your iCloud data
      - Set up iCloud Drive on all of your devices
      - iCloud Drive Frequently Asked Questions
      - Get help using iCloud Drive

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