The RAID-Z Manager from AKiTiO provides a graphical user interface (GUI) for the OpenZFS software, making it easier to create and manage a RAID set based on the ZFS file system. The functions, features, security, reliability and compatibility depends completely on OpenZFS and the application only works if the ZFS file system has been installed on that particular system. For more information about OpenZFS, please refer to

Supported Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.10, Mac OS X 10.11, macOS 10.13

Supported Products:
AKiTiO Thunder2 Quad, AKiTiO Thunder2 Quad Mini, AKiTiO Thunder3 Quad Mini, Thunder3 Quad X

FileDescriptionFile sizeLast modified
Download this file (akitio-raidz-manager-history.txt)Change LogHistory of previous changes1 kBOct 31, 2017
Download this file (RAID-Z_Manager_1.0.8_installer.dmg)Mac Installer v1.0.8AKiTiO RAID-Z Manager application for Mac OS X4318 kBOct 31, 2017


When creating a RAID set using the ZFS file system, hot plug is not supported! When disconnecting the drive, it is important to first unmount and then export the RAID system by using the Eject button in the RAID-Z Manager. Otherwise, the system might crash and corrupt your data.


Software Installation

Installing the software

  1. Go to and download the corresponding version of OpenZFS for your macOS.
    macOS 10.13 > OpenZFS 1.7.0
    Mac OS 10.12 > OpenZFS 1.6.1
    Mac OS 10.11 > OpenZFS 1.5.2
    Mac OS 10.10 > OpenZFS 1.4.5
  2. Install the corresponding version of OpenZFS for your system.
  3. Download the RAID-Z Manager from this website and store the file on your computer.
  4. Double-click on the *.dmg file.
  5. Drag the RAID-Z Manager to your Applications folder and drop it.
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  6. Close any open finder windows and eject the remaining disk image by dragging it to the trash.
  7. Delete the *.dmg file. When needed, you can always download the latest version again from this website.

Uninstalling the software

  1. Close the application and go to the Applications folder.
  2. Drag the RAID-Z Manager application to the trash.
  3. You can keep using OpenZFS and manage your pools through the command line but if you would like to remove OpenZFS as well, follow the instructions at