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How to use a SoftRAID startup volume with High Sierra

If you're using High Sierra, and booting up from a SoftRAID volume, you'll need to follow the steps given in this forum post, since the macOS High Sierra Installer does not recognize SoftRAID volumes as valid startup volumes.

Using one part of a disk in a raid 5 volume, and the other part as a single volume
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hi, forgive me if this has been answered, i poked around but didn't see anything.

so let's say i have 5 disks total. 4 of the disks are all the same size (6tb each), but the 5th one is larger (8tb).

i understand that i can set up a raid-5 volume using ALL of the disks, including the largest one, with the understanding that only 6tb of that large disk would be used in that raid-5 volume.

this however, means that on that 8tb disk, there's 2tb not being used in that raid-5 volume. can i define that extra 2tb as a single, separate volume and use it?

thanks!
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Yes you can.
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