1502 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 14, 2009 11:03 AM by macboy2000
Those things, 0+1, are really not a great or good idea. As you found out. Some work, some don't. And for what?
you could easily have a 3-drive mirror with striped reads, and 4th drive for backup.
Not all drives take to RAID, WD has RE2/3 series along with their Black and standard Blue Caviar.
For system, try WD 10K V-Raptor, then put your media files on 2 x 750s as an idea.
Hello, Hatter. Thanks so much for the information. I went with the information from the Macworld article (I believe) "RAIDing the Mac Pro" and according to it this setup was supposedly a great idea. But, yes, it's not working out so perhaps not in this case.
So, I have four brand new 750gb Caviar Black drives installed. If I understand you correctly, I should stripe 3 disks together, then use a 4th as backup (using Time Machine?). So, if I use the drives I have, I'll have a striped configuration that gives me 2.25TB of space, and a 750gb hard drive for backup. That technically would work for now, as I have about 660gb of data on the system (although in the future I'd need to swap out that 4th drive for a 2TB.
So, if that is what you're suggesting, would you mind telling me exactly how I do that? I think I understand, but just want to make sure as this is my first Mac Pro and first time setting up a RAID. Thank you so much for your response.
p.s.: I'm guessing I'll need to do a fresh start and clone my external drive all over again, correct?