|Apr 27, 2013, 07:06 AM||#1|
RAID-0 on OS X Disk Utility - Question
I have never used the software RAID option in Disk Utility in OSX. I have usually used hard ware RAID (NewerTech GMAX e.g.), but I have bought two Seagate 4TB drives and have set them up by making a RAID-0 8TB through Disk Utility. It seems to work ok and give me around 260 MB/s read/write.
I am wondering about a few things that I hope someone can answer.
1. Can I add a Disk (third one) to the RAID-0 array without having to re-build? If so I am guessing it will have to be an identical Seagate 4TB?
2. What is the RAID utility in 'Utilities'? I use Disk Utility to build the RAID. When I try to open this App it says 'RAID Utility is not supported on this computer'. I have a Mac mini Late 2012 i7 2.6Ghz.
3. If I add a third identical 4TB drive, does OS X have RAID 5? Or if I add a third drive and rebuild I am guessing I will have 12TB but is the speed even faster as well?
4. Any other suggestions for my new 8TB setup?
Sorry for basic questions but while I have years of experience with Mac/OSX I have never had much to do with software RAIDs.
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