I created a mirrored RAID (RAID 1) using 2 Western Digital 2TB external hard drives before, using Disk Utility on a Mac. For this, it should be software RAID.
And then I got a WD Thunderbolt Duo 6TB, with two 3TB drives in it.
The question is, it seems that I can just create a RAID set inside of Disk Utility, as RAID 1, and then I will have a 3TB mirrored drive. It doesn't say it is software RAID or hardware RAID, and I assumed it is software RAID. Let's call this Process 1.
But when I go to Western Digital's website and downloaded the drive's utility and use it to erase the drive and configure it as RAID 1, close the app, and then use Disk Utility to view the drive, it appears exactly the same as before, as in Process 1 above.
So the question is, did Disk Utility create it as hardware RAID? Can it create it as software RAID too, and how to I tell the difference?
I assume Western Digital's app should have created it as a hardware RAID, as there is no point in making it a software RAID when the RAID hardware is present inside the drive.
(I am using OS X Mavericks if that makes any difference).