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mdadm is a Linux utility used to manage and monitor software RAID devices.
R‑Studio supports such devices and when drives from a mdadm RAID are connected to a Windows computer, it automatically detects them and assembles mdadm RAIDs accordingly.
R‑Studio detects components from mdadm RAIDs and creates those RAIDs automatically. At the same time, R‑Studio gives access to the components of those RAIDs (drives and images).
If recognized components of a mdadm RAID, including drive images, are added to R‑Studio later, it automatically adds them to their respective mdadm RAID.
When an automatically created mdadm RAID is selected, R‑Studio highlights its components.
R‑Studio shows the components of the mdadm RAIDs on its mdadm Components tab.
R‑Studio shows broken mdadm RAIDs in pink.
The mdadm Components tab also allows you to manually disconnect or connect the components, for example, if they are such damaged that R‑Studio cannot recognize them as parts of a broken mdadm RAID. Select the object from the drop-down box and click the Connect button. R‑Studio displays the objects it recognizes as the components of the mdadm RAID in blue.
You may immediately switch to the mdadm RAID configuration that R‑Studio believes most probable by clicking the Reassemble button.
R‑Studio shows mdadm RAIDs with manually added components in blue: