Is there any cheap or free software to set up a RAID 5?

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  1. oxband macrumors 6502

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    I just discovered what a RAID 5 is, and it seems the best solution to my particular needs. I want to set it up to work for the OWC thunderbay enclosure I have. I bought this before they started bundling the SoftRAID software with it.

    From my internet research, it seems like there is no way to set up a RAID 5 in Disc Utility. SoftRAID seems cool but is 179 bucks. Are there any other options that are cheaper or free?
     
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  5. Thessman macrumors regular

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    ZFS is a complete filesystem, SoftRaid is a program, it's a lot easier to install and use.
     

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