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Apple RAIDs

OS X can create several software RAIDs from drives connected to a Mac computer: RAID1 (Mirror set), RAID0 (Stripe set), and Concatenated disk set.

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Apple RAID0 example

R‑Studio detects components of Apple RAID sets and creates their virtual RAIDs automatically. At the same time, R‑Studio gives access to the individual components of the Apple RAID sets (drives and images).

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Apple RAIDs in R-Studio

If recognized components of an Apple RAID, including drive images, are added to R‑Studio later, it automatically adds them to their respective Apple RAID.

When an automatically created Apple RAID is selected, R‑Studio highlights its components.

R‑Studio shows the components of the Apple RAID on its M acOS Components tab.

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MacOS Components tab

R‑Studio shows broken Apple RAIDs in pink.

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Broken Apple RAIDs in R-Studio

The M acOS 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 Apple 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 Apple RAID in blue.

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Adding a component manually

You may immediately switch to the Apple RAID configuration that R‑Studio believes most probable by clicking the Reassemble button.

R‑Studio shows Apple RAIDs with manually added components in blue:

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Apple RAIDs with added members in R-Studio