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Creating array slow

1932 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 11, 2008 10:41 AM by Camelot RSS
Dave Goodbourn Calculating status...
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Dec 11, 2008 5:30 AM
Hi, how long does it take to create an array on a 3.5TB Xserve RAID? It seems to be taking forever. Can you format this array while it;s building it? I'm guessing not. Also, is there any faster way to create the arrays?

Cheers for the help.
Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
  • Donald Kok Level 2 Level 2 (490 points)
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    Dec 11, 2008 6:25 AM (in response to Dave Goodbourn)
    This will take 3 days. If you ticked the background-checkbox, you can start using it right away. (i.e. formatting, mounting, using)

    Do not trust on the data on it though, since the initiating eventually might fail.

    Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • Camelot Level 8 Level 8 (45,670 points)
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    Dec 11, 2008 10:41 AM (in response to Dave Goodbourn)
    The 10.5TB array takes about 3 days. A 3.5TB array should take about 24 hours.

    That said, if the background initialization box was checked you can use the array straight away (just a little slower).
    Mac OS X (10.5.4)


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