macOS Sierra: RAID Support Returns to Disk Utility

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Guess what? RAID support is back in Disk Utility in macOS Sierra. You won’t find it in the main interface (see below), but you will find it in the File Menu. Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun discussed this on Mac Geek Gab 623.

RAID was long supported in Disk Utilities in OS X, but disappeared in OS X 10.11 El Capitan. It’s return is likely to be very welcome to power users.

Disk Utility in macOS Sierra

First, here’s the new main interface for Disk Utility in macOS Sierra. Note the lack of RAID options:

macOS Sierra Disk Utility

macOS Sierra Disk Utility

But wait, what’s this under the file menu? RAID Assistant? Why yes it is!

macOS Sierra Disk Utility File Menu

macOS Sierra Disk Utility File Menu

RAID Assistant in macOS Sierra

If you select that, the main interface in Disk Utility becomes RAID Assistant, as shown below:

macOS Sierra Disk Utility RAID Assistant

macOS Sierra Disk Utility RAID Assistant

Supported RAID modes include RAID 0 (Striped), RAID 1 (Mirrored), and Concatenated, or JBOD, or Just a Bunch of Drives.

RAID away!

This question was originally answered on MGG 623: macOS Sierra Tips and Tricks and More!

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