• Restorer Ultimate Documentation

Apple RAIDs

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

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Apple RAID0 example

Restorer Ultimate automatically detects disks from Apple RAID sets and creates their virtual RAIDs automatically. At the same time, Restorer Ultimate gives access to the individual members of the Apple RAID sets (hard drives and images).

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Apple RAIDs in Restorer Ultimate

If recognized components of an Apple RAID, including disk images, are added to Restorer Ultimate later, it automatically adds them to their respective Apple RAID.

When an automatically created Apple RAID is selected, Restorer Ultimate highlights its components.

Restorer Ultimate shows the components of the Apple RAID on its M acOS Components tab. Right-click the storage space and select Setup MacOS RAID Components on the shortcut menu.

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MacOS Components tab

Restorer Ultimate shows broken Apple RAIDs in pink.

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Broken Apple RAIDs in Restorer Ultimate

The M acOS Components tab also allows you to manually disconnect or connect the components, for example, if they are such damaged that Restorer Ultimate cannot recognize them as parts of a broken Apple RAID. Select the object from the drop-down box and click the Connect button. Restorer Ultimate displays the objects it recognizes as the components of the Apple RAID in blue.

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Add missing disks

You may immediately switch to the Apple RAID configuration that Restorer Ultimate believes most probable by clicking the Reassemble button

Restorer Ultimate shows such Apple RAIDs in blue:

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Apple RAIDs with added members in Restorer Ultimate