Best RAID setup for this MacPro

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

  1. stuuke macrumors regular

    Apr 19, 2004
    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?
  2. stuuke thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 19, 2004
  3. stuuke thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 19, 2004
  4. mustard macrumors 6502a


    Dec 28, 2005
    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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