I currently have a Hornettek Enterprise Quad bay USB3 JBOD hooked up to a Mac Pro running Mavericks. It has two 3TB disks which are mirrored (RAID 1 using Disk Utility) and contain a mixture of personal data and media shared by the Mac Pro to an AppleTV.
I’m fast approaching 3TB of data and need to consider expanding, most likely with another two 3TB drives to the JBOD.
Once I’ve added two new disks to the Hornettek JBOD I will have 4x3TB disks. Using software RAID under OS X Mavericks, what is the best option to ensure redundancy and disk usage?
A few years ago I used an OpenIndiana server to RAID-Z a few disks together, but gave that up for the simplicity of OS X only. But I guess it’s something like RAID-Z that I want, only a stable OS X solution.