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Tony WilliamsConfiguring RAID on a Mac PowerMac G5
by on Oct 17, 2008 at 3:40:45 pm

I have a PowerMac G5 2.3 GHz configured with Mac OSX Leopard 10.5.5, two external WD My Studio 750 GB FW drives.

The issue I have is that I installed the 2 WD external drives to firewire 800 port on PowerMac and used the disk utility to configure them as RAID0.

When I ran the Kona LS System test, the Disk/Write for a single drive - Write: 55.5 / Read: 59.7

When I configured them as RAID0 (Striped), RAID Block Size: 128k - the read/write test were the same.

What would be the best way to optimize this setup. Should I have purchase a FW card with 2 or 3 FW 800 ports.

BTW: These drives do have esata.

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