Creating a Firewire Raid Disk??

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by chrisregentb, May 26, 2005.

  1. chrisregentb macrumors member

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    Hi, I've heard there's a way to create a Firewire Raid Disk using multiple firewire drives. Basically what I want to do is create a firewire raid disk using multiple firewire hard drives, but have it show up as one drive. Does anyone know how to go about this? thanks

    Chris
     
  2. Rod Rod macrumors 68020

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    It's super easy using Disk Utility, which is located in the Utilities folder inside your Applications folder.

    First of all make sure there's nothing on any of the FW hard drives that you need, because creating the RAID set will overwite everything that's on each disk.

    Secondly, bear in mind that when you power on your FW drives in the future you'll get an error message from OS X saying it doesn't recognize the drives as valid and asking you if you want to initialize them. Just remember to hit "cancel" every time you get that warning (after you've created your FW RAID set). Once all your FW drives are turned on, OS X will recognize and mount your RAID set.
     

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