Turns out you can connect a RAID array to your iPhone because sure why not

Iphone Connected To Raid
Iphone Connected To Raid (Image credit: Will It Work?)

What you need to know

  • Sometimes your data just doesn't feel safe unless it's on a RAID 1 array.

We all want to make sure that our data is as safe as possible and sometimes we don't trust the cloud with it. So where do we put that data? You put it on a RAID 1 array, of course.

Well, no, you probably don't. But you could! That's something we now know thanks to the YouTube channel Will It Work? and I know I'll sleep better tonight.

Check it out.

In this video, I will attempt to connect the iPhone to a RAID 1 array. I will also test whether data copied from the iPhone to the array is truly mirrored.

RAID 1 is a technology that allows data to be written to two storage devices at the same time. In theory, that should mean that your data is safe even if one of those devices fails, making it ideal for important data. Like the photo of your dog doing that funny thing that one time.

The whole thing was made possible thanks to a RAID dock of some sort and an Apple adapter cable. Pretty sweet, right?

Sure, nobody's going to do this, nor should they. But it scratches that geek itch just so regardless!

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.