Breaking apart a RAID 1?
December 2, 2006 7:30 AM Subscribe
Is there any way to "break" a mirrored disk set in Mac OS X (that was created with Disk Utility) back into two separate -- but identical -- drives?
posted by teradome to computers & internet (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I had bought two 500GB drives to use as a RAID 1 (purely for hardware redundancy) with the idea that if I became desperate for disk space I could break them into independent volumes again.
I assumed it was easy since that's essentially the protection the RAID 1 provides -- one drive goes out, and the other still has all the data. However, I have not seen any examples or steps describing how this would be done. Can it be done?