Mac Pro :: Setting Up RAID 1 Without RAID Card?

May 15, 2009

I have never setup RAID before and this question may be totally stupid for that matter.

Can I setup RAID 1 (or call it mirroring) without the RAID card? I have two 1TB internal drives in my Mac Pro and I want to mirror them. I don't want to spend another 700 bucks just to setup a mirror.

Disk Utility shows some RAID options, but I am not sure how to use them, or if they will work at all without the RAID card.

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PowerPC :: Internal RAID Card To Create RAID 1 Mirror Of System Drive For G5

May 16, 2007

I have a PowerMac G5 and need to purchase an internal RAID card to create a RAID 1 mirror of the system drive... one that will allow me create a Hardware RAID 1 mirror, not software RAID through OS X.

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Mac Pro :: Move To A RAID Card / Will I Need To Recreate My Entire RAID?

Sep 13, 2009

I'm using the software RAID right now. Everything is set as RAID 10. I want to move to a RAID card� if I keep it as RAID 10 will I still need to redo everything?

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Hardware :: Can A RAID 1 Guardian Maximus Rebuild Easily / Have Partitioned The RAID Set

Dec 2, 2009

I just bought a Guardian Maximus RAID1 kit and I have two 1TB drives in it. I'm using it over Airport Extreme as an airdisk (mac osx 10.6.2)

My question is simply: am I running a risk by partitioning it into two partitions? Should I ever have to rebuild the failed disk (which I understand is really simple with the Guardian Maximus) - will it have trouble doing two partitions? I'm using one 500gb partition for time machine and one 500gb partition as redundant itunes/media.

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Hardware :: Lacie RAID Shows Up As Two Separate HDs Instead Of A Single RAID HD?

Jan 28, 2009

I have a Lacie ext hard drive with 2 x 250gb HD that were one RAIDed into a single 500gb HD. I ran this update Lacie firmware update: And now my HD will only show up as two separate HDs of 250gb instead of a single RAID HD of 500gb.

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Mac Pro :: Get A Highpoint Raid Controller And Put Those 4 Drives In A Raid 5 Array?

May 1, 2008

I have a macpro with 4 x 1tb drives

Is it possible to get a highpoint raid controller and put those 4 drives in a raid 5 array (and then create partitions inside that array) - or do you need to have 1 drive by itself for the operating system, and then create a raid array using the remaining 3 drives?

Lastly, are the highpoint 3500 series a decent card? and fully compatible?

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Mac Pro :: RAID 5 Volumes - Create In RAID And Disk Utility?

May 20, 2009

I have a new Mac Pro Quad 2.93 with the Mac RAID card installed with four 1TB drives setup in a RAID 5 array. When creating the volumes in the RAID utility, you can not edit them, resize, etc. If one large volume is created in the RAID utility, you can then partition that one volume using the Apple Disk Utility, which then allows you to resize if needed.

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OS X :: Setting Up Two HDDs In RAID 1 Configuration Possible?

Apr 7, 2009

I have a MBP (see signature) and two Freecom 500GB USB external Hard Discs. Is it possible to somehow set up these two HDDs in a RAID 1 configuration under OS X. The reason for this is that right now I have a large collections of films on the one of the HDD and would hate to loose them all if the disc failed.

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Mac Pro :: Raid Speed ... Raid 5 Vs Straight Sata HDs

Jan 28, 2008

ive put 4 of the hitachi 1tbs in my new mac pro.. and i really want to do Raid on them eventually.. and buy the pricey apple raid card.. i'll do it.. but speed wise:

How fast is a Sata connection straight from HD>Motherboard... ~75mb/s?
Is the Raid 5 config with all those drives much faster... around ~110mb/s?

Do you know if there is anyway to get a 5th drive into the raid 5 array? using the ODD space.. or some externals too... i need as much as space as possible...

And boot camp wont work with raid card anymore? I was thinking to have the startup disc be a raptor to increase speed on the apps, how would it integrate with the raid card, etc

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OS X :: Possible To Move RAID 0 To A Single Drive In The RAID?

Nov 16, 2009

I have a RAID 0 set up with two 1.5TB HDs. I am doing some reorganizing and want to take all the data on the RAID 0 and move it to one of the hard drives in the RAID 0 and create to single drives. Is there any way of moving all the data from a RAID 0 onto one of the HDs?

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Mac Pro :: Software RAID Versus Hardware RAID?

Apr 20, 2010

I am planning on getting a 2010 MP when they come and have a question about it. I am 90% sure that with my budget, I will not be able to after a RAID card. I am wondering if software RAID would be alright or if it's so bad it's not worth doing. Also, there is small chance that I could buy a RAID card later on, how would I install it? I will be using it for 3D animation with Maya and some zbrush modeling. Also I will be doing some Photoshop and illustrator and maybe some gaming on win 7 boot camp. Feel free to list any other pros and cons about either a software RAID or hardware RAID, I wana make sure I have all the details before making a final decision on it.

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PowerPC :: Setting Up A RAID On G4 / Don't Have Original Install Disc

Nov 20, 2008

I wonder if anyone can give me the basic steps to setting up a RAID array on a Powermac G4 (I think I mean a Raid 0 ie one extra hard drive).I have looked up a couple of articles but they advise to use the original install disc during the set up process. Unfortunately I don't have the original install disc. I have available one extra internal hard drive and one external hard drive.

I would like to set it up so that there are two internal hard drives with one replicating to the other one.

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OS X :: Setting Up Mac Mini With A Raid Cabinet / Run ITunes From Same Library?

Nov 4, 2009

I'm using a Mac Mini (C2D 2.0 + 2GB Ram + 10.6.1) as a server with a Raid cabinet connected to it on the fire-wire port.I then add the Raid disk to my startup items on my Mac pro so i can access everything on the raid disk.

I also run the program ShareTool on the mini so i can access files and music from work, i have iTunes running on the mini so it automatically shows up as a shared library at work.

I feel i loose connection to the server if i don't use it for a few min and it even pauses between playing songs in iTunes or when i try changing album. When i click the mini it mostly shows i'm not connected and i have to wait for it to reconnect or click "connect as" to redo it.My questions are:

1. Is there a better way to run a Mini + connected Raid disk so it will stay connected?

2. I have my iTunes library on the Raid disk and add music from my Mac pro but also have ot run iTunes from the same library on the Mini so i can access it from work over VPN, is there a better way to do this so i don't have to copy the actual library from MP to Mini each time i change it?

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Mac Pro :: Setting Up Raid For 2 HD / Create Partition For Scratch Disk?

Dec 9, 2009

I just got a 2nd caviar black 1tb and I'm goin to be setting up raid with another drive.. I have data on my current 1tb which is backed up with time machine. what do I have to do to get the drives workin in raid? I'm lookin to have a faster write speed since I need the raid setup. Since I will be using the 2 drives for my data and a photoshop scratch disk, should I create a partition for the scratch disk? I've seen some say yes.. Some that said no but without reason.What r the pros/cons to partitionin the drive?

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Mac Pro :: Setting Up RAID Zero Configuration / Use 3rd Drive For Time Machine Back Up

Sep 25, 2008

Is there any benefit to ordering the MAC Pro Raid card for setting up 2 x 500gig SATA drives in a Raid Zero configuration? Or..Is this accomplished just as well via software in leopard??

Apologies if this is a stupid question - but just wondering if I can save some $ by not having to order the RAID card without giving up anything.

I will use a 3rd 1TB drive for Time machine for back up.

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Mac Pro :: Setting Up Raid On New Hard Drives / Requires Bios Setup?

Nov 21, 2008

I'm thinking about getting a Mac Pro tower from apple, and then buying two 500gb hard drives to place them in a raid 0 config. My question is, is setting up raid as easy as taking out the existing hard drive, placing both the new drives into the mac pro, and selecting raid 0 from OSX when I reinstall the operating system?? Or does the Mac have something similar to a Bios setup where I select that?

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Hardware :: Setting RAID Configuration To Ensure Data Redundancy

Jul 1, 2009

So right now my current configuration features a 1TB Maxtor Central Axis which houses my iTunes library for streaming to my various computers, devices, PS3, and television. In addition I have a 1TB LaCie hard drive that I use to general backups. I have been considering setting up some sort of RAID configuration to ensure data redundancy while also being able to use the same set up work as a streaming NAS server to my other components. I know Drobo makes a product but it's rather expensive given it's specs.

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Power Mac G5 :: Setting Up RAID On Internal Hd / Mirror My Drive With Apps And System?

Oct 19, 2007

I have 2ea 250GB internal HD. One with my apps and system on it and the other with no data. How do I mirror my drive with the apps and system? Or is that possible?

Dual 2.3ghz PowerPC G5
Mac OS X (10.4.10)
8 GB ram / 2ea. 250 GB internal HD

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Mac Pro :: Mirror RAID Or A Stripe RAID?

Feb 14, 2010

On my 2009 Mac Pro, OS X's disk utility seems to allow the provision of making a mirror RAID or a stripe RAID.

Is it possible to shove in 2 drives, make a RAID 0 for two of them, and then add in 2 more drives to make a RAID 1 out of that RAID 0? (a RAID 0+1?)

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Mac Pro :: How To Sleep With Raid Card

Oct 9, 2010

I'm running my MP all the time because the Areca Raid card will not allow me to sleep it. It is actually a bit annoying because I sometimes sleep in the room and the MP 4.1 has relatively loud CPU heat sink fans.

Has anybody figured a way to make the Areca cards sleep?

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Mac Pro :: How To Find A SAS RAID Card

Dec 15, 2010

finding a SAS RAID card

2010MacPro, now need to support 2XminiSAS 6G / s of RAID Card

Need to support Mac os boot, and BootCamp windows boot

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Mac Pro :: How To Find RAID Card?

Apr 16, 2008

I have a question about Apple's Mac Pro RAID card that I couldn't find an affirmative answer to by searching.

I know that the Apple support documents state that only Apple hard drives are supported by their RAID card. But by that, are they implying "official support" in terms of warranty or "not gonna work at all?"

The reason I ask is obviously that I'm in the market for a new Mac Pro. I need a workstation platform for video editing.

But I don't necessary want to pay significantly higher prices for Apple-supplied hard drives if I don't have to. Further, it's impossible to tell what drive make/model you'll actually get going this route.

So I guess my question is aimed towards anyone who has successfully configured 3rd-party hard drives on the Mac Pro RAID card, if it's even possible.

I like the idea of keeping the cable runs neat and clean while still having hardware RAID functionality and not having to worry about finding a 3rd-party bootable RAID card with Mac OS X drivers.

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Mac Pro :: No Raid Card For 2012?

Jun 12, 2012

No Raid Card
No thunderbolt
No USB 3
Old GPUs 

... after such a long wait, I was really expecting something special. As a professional photographer I feel a little deflated. I have been a fan of Apple's extraordinary innovation for as far back as I can remember ...

MacPro, Mac OS X (10.6.4)

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Mac Pro :: Remove Raid Card From It?

Jun 28, 2012

My Raid Card battery is dead and I'm wondering the point of keeping it. I only used it to raid together 2 hard drives to act as one in my computer. If I take it out will the 2 hard drives I raided cease to function or go on just fine? I did it for the performance boost for read speeds. My PCI slots are maxed and was thinking of opening up the raid card slot to add USB 3.0 ports but I'm also not sure if I can add a normal PCI card in that larger slot.

Info:Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), Logic Pro

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Mac Pro :: RAID Card Installation Complicated?

Nov 9, 2007

I just received my controller via FedEx Overnight. I figured I'd post the unpacking pics before I started the install. [URL] It looks like the install is a bit complicated. All of the shrouding needs to be pulled out, and the iPass cable needs to be pulled from the motherboard and attached to the card. I'm going to take the time to connect an external SATA while I'm in there. I'll try and get some benchmarks for you guys too. Nothing too fancy, just going to compare RAID 0/1/1+0, Sorry, not on a full install, that would just take too long.

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Mac Pro :: New RAID CARD Cannot Detect SAS Drives

Oct 1, 2008

I just got the apple mac pro raid card today, but after I connect it and all 4 SAS drives, the MAC OSX Installtion program can not detect the SAS at all, I open the RAID Utility but no dirve there, the battery is in charging status.

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Mac Pro :: New RAID Card - No Windows Support

Mar 3, 2009

I see that Apple has announced a new Mac Pro RAID card, the price has dropped to $700. It still only supports OS X, no windows driver. The bandwidth limitation of 320MB/sec seems to have increased to over 500MB/sec. Anyone know if this compatible with older Mac Pros? Is the previous card discontinued? Apple is not even offering the SAS drives when configuring a Mac Pro to buy as shown in the benchmark configuration performance example.

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Mac Pro :: RAID Card For A MP That Will Also Let Me Get Into Boot Camp?

Jun 23, 2009

Can anyone please suggest a RAID card for a MAC Pro that will also let me get into Boot Camp.

I have a Rocketraid 2644 connected to an external box with a RAID 0 array but it forces me to boot into OS X and nothing else

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RAID Card Compatibility With 'new' Mac Pros

Jun 14, 2012

I'm looking to purchase a Mac Pro as a file server for a client and wanted to spec 4x 1TB HDs and hardware RAID 5 via the Apple RAID card as we have done many times before. However I've noticed that the RAID card is no longer a build to order option although the card is still listed within the Apple Store.Does anyone know if it is still compatible with the new Mac Pros? This would seriously dent it's use as a file server if not.

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Hardware :: Need Advice For Raid Card On 2008 Mac Pro

Mar 22, 2009

I could use some advice on seeking out a good and reliable Raid card for my 2008 Mac Pro. What I want is to make a Raid 0+1 configuration in the Mac Pro using 4 1TB hard drives, which would break down into 2TB of storage that is mirrored on the other 2 internal drives. The Apple store really didn't help and it seems like they make it rather difficult to find items like this. Of course I could do something like a Drobo, but why waste what the Mac Pro was built to take advantage of.

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