RAID 10 Array accessible to dual boot Windows 11/Zorin 17Pro?

Now that I've solved my problem with RST and dual boot, I have four 1TB SSDs which were previously in Windows 11 with a RST R10 array, that I want to be accessible to both Windows and Linux.

I've searched topics and found nothing. Is there a way to do this short of buying a supported RAID Adapter? That may be the easiest solution but wondering if there's a software solution.


There's Windows System DiskInternals Reader Pro... you could set it up as ZFS and access it in Windows via DiskInternals. But it's read-only access.

Or set it up as FakeRaid, which is read and write accessible from Linux and Windows:
... but your BIOS / UEFI has to have that capability.

To be clear, this is going to be a data storage array, not booting Windows or Linux off of it.

sudo apt search mdadm

mdadm/focal-updates,now 4.1-5ubuntu1.2 amd64 [installed,automatic]
  tool to administer Linux MD arrays (software RAID)

That's installed by default in Zorin OS, so fakeraid should work.

sudo mdadm --auto-detect
... to see if it'll detect your existing RAID10 array.

mdadm --help

man mdadm
... for more information.

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Thanks for that. But I think I'll leave well enough alone and go with what I have. I created a 4 drive Microsoft Storage Spaces array accessible in Windows for backups, and just have a 1TB SSD for Linux backups.

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