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peter tours
Partition 3tb Internal Raid?
on Feb 1, 2011 at 11:47:15 pm

Just now setting up a new 12 core with Mac Pro Raid Card. I plan to use the 3 x 1tb drives in bays 2, 3 & 4 in a Raid 0 (I back up externally). The question is, with a 3tb Raid 0, should I partition it? Are the pro's and con's or just personal preference?


Dual 6 Core 2.93
OS 10.6.6
4 x 1tb internal drives
Mac Pro Raid Card
FCP 7.0.3
Kona Lhi

Peter Tours
TnT Video Services, Inc.
Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Bob Zelin
Re: Partition 3tb Internal Raid?
on Feb 2, 2011 at 12:51:53 am

don't partition it. Just use it RAID 0. Or, if you can get away with it, don't even RAID it. IF you are doing ProRes422HQ or ProRes422, you can do all your jobs on a single drive, so if you get a failure, you don't lose the media on all 3 drives.

And forget the horrible Mac Pro RAID card. They all fail, and they drive people nuts. It's a bad purchase. Want real RAID 5 - get a real raid controller card, not the Apple.

Bob Zelin

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