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Dustin Parsons
Raid 1 / Mirroring for System Drive - Will it slow performance?
on Oct 27, 2011 at 6:41:18 pm

One of my internal hard drives died on me recently (luckily I only lost a few songs I hadn't backed up) and it got me thinking that I should probably replace my other internal drives before they do the same – they're all around 3 years old.

Here's what I'm thinking for my new MacPro setup:
Internal slot 1 and 2: 500GB HDs setup as a Raid 1 for my OS and Apps
Internal slot 3: 2TB HD to use as my working drive - will house all documents and footage
Internal slot 4: 2TB HD to use as a Time Machine or CCC backup for the other 2TB HD

Basically I don't want to have to think about backup my internal drives every night. My only concern is that setting up my system drive as a Raid 1 will slow down it's performance. Has anyone tried this? Do we know if the slowdown is significant enough to be noticeable if I'm not using it as a footage/documents drive?

Thanks!


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David Roth Weiss
Re: Raid 1 / Mirroring for System Drive - Will it slow performance?
on Oct 27, 2011 at 6:47:53 pm

Per configuring your system drive as RAID 1, you might want to check out review of a dedicated hardware setup that does exactly that, but in just a single slot in a MacPro. As you'll see, there is a section about RAID 1 performance that should be just what you need.

http://library.creativecow.net/weiss_roth_david/Stardom-Pro-Review/1

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Dustin Parsons
Re: Raid 1 / Mirroring for System Drive - Will it slow performance?
on Oct 27, 2011 at 7:20:39 pm

Well that looks perfect. Only question now is... what do I do with the open 4th slot?

Thanks David!


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