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JBOD RAID: Create the JBOD RAID Set
Create a JBOD RAID Set: Use Disk Utility to Create a JBOD RAID Set

JBOD RAID set created, with no hard disks added to the set yet.

Now that we have erased the drives we will use for the JBOD RAID set, we’re ready to start building the concatenated set.

Create the JBOD RAID Set

  1. Launch Disk Utility, located at /Applications/Utilities/, if the application is not already open.
  2. Select one of the hard drives you will be using in the JBOD RAID set from the Drive/Volume list in the left pane of the Disk Utility window.
  3. Click the ‘RAID’ tab.
  4. Enter a name for the JBOD RAID set. This is the name that will display on the desktop. Since I will be using my JBOD RAID set for storing a large set of databases, I’m calling mine DBSet, but any name will do.
  5. Select ‘Mac OS Extended (Journaled)’ from the Volume Format dropdown menu.
  6. Select ‘Concatenated Disk Set’ as the RAID type.
  7. Click the ‘Options’ button.
  8. Click the ‘+’ (plus) button to add the JBOD RAID set to the list of RAID arrays.
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