Raid array on OSx86 Hackintosh

Checking out what other hackintosh users are up to, I came across a pretty cool article about raiding harddrives on a hackintosh. For those of you who don’t know what a “raid” is, it stands for “r Redundant Array of Independent (or Inexpensive) Disks, a category of disk drives that employ two or more drives in combination for allocation of data and performance. This is achieved by combining multiple disk drive components into a logical unit, where data is distributed across the drives in one of several ways called “RAID levels”. RAID disk drives are used frequently on servers but aren’t generally necessary for personal computers. RAID allows you to store the same data redundantly (in multiple paces) in a balance to improve overall performance. There are several types of raid of which you can read about on wikipedia. However, generally in large scale raids and on servers, raided drives are overseen by raid controllers, physical hardware that is a peripheral to the mother board. Apple’s Mac pro RAID card costs $700, if you want you can buy it and put it in your hackintosh, but there is a cheaper way. In mac OSX, there is Disk Utility which puts the load on the CPU to RAID your hard drives together. Now if you have a i7, but only need a, say i3 or i5, feel free to utilize a few codes and scripts and modification to your chameleon boot-loader and give this tutorial a shot!


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