Best RAID setup for this MacPro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by stuuke, Sep 24, 2006.

  1. stuuke macrumors regular

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    #1
    I'm getting my MacPro on Tuesday with 4 500gb drives. I am a digital photographer so it is pretty important to backup my data. Currently I have been using an external 2 bay setup with two 400gb drives. I didn't have them setup in a RAID configuration but had the same data on both drives. So basically I have 400gb of older data and 4 new 500gb drives to work with. I figured with the new drives I could get rid of the external setup unless anyone sees a reason for me to keep it. My initial thoughts were to have two drives in a RAID configuration and my mac operating system/applications on one with Windows on the fourth. I don't plan on doing a lot with Windows so I could partition one drive and use the other three in a RAID. What would be the best configuration for my needs?
     
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  4. mustard macrumors 6502a

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    You may be interested in trying the following (what I am currently doing)

    Drive 1 & 2 Raid (stripped & partitioned)
    Partition 1 Mac OS
    Partition 2 Windows​
    Drive 3 & 4 Raid (mirrored)

    Use you external as a scratch disk or a general purpose dump drive.
     

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