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by Tom Nelson

RAID 0 is one of the many RAID levels supported directly by OS X and the Mac. RAID 0 (striped) splits data equally among two or more disks that make up the striped RAID set. A striped RAID array is primarily used to increase the performance of a Mac’s storage system.

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Ever since OS X Panther, the Mac has supported multiple RAID (Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks) types, including the ability to boot from the various RAID types.

Boot ability isn’t a factor of the RAID array, but of what interface type is being used to connect the array to a Mac.

Modern Macs can make very effective use of RAID arrays connected to them using USB 3 or Thunderbolt interfaces. If your Mac supports multiple internal drives, they, too, can be configured into a bootable RAID system.

Read more on About: Macs.

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