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2 Raid questions
on Jun 2, 2006 at 1:09:44 am


1 We have a quad Mac with a Sonnet E4P card and external drives. I was wondering if anyone knows of any RAID 5 software solutions that would work with this drive.

2 We have two 250 GB internal SATA drives in the Mac and I was wondering if I could mirror the two drives and use this as a boot configuration?



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Re: 2 Raid questions
on Jun 3, 2006 at 2:24:14 pm

1- No software package for the MAC can do RAID 5. I use the HighPoint RocketRAID 2320 which does RAID's 0-1-5-10 from hardware. It is a PCI Express card and works great for me. I am using 4 x 500 GB SATA drives in a 2.0 TB RAID 0 for video.

2- MIrroring a boot drive will actally slow it down. Some have tried to RAID 0 a boot disk , but that can cause problems too. The best way to speed up a boot drive is to go with a 10K SATA drive as the boot drive.

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