OSX Disk Utility RAID Question

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Danksi, Mar 9, 2006.

  1. macrumors 68000


    Oct 3, 2005
    Nelson, BC. Canada
    I've reviewed some previous RAID config and enclosure questions, but I couldn't find anything that answered the situation I describe below:-

    I've been looking at OWC's Mercury Elite Pro -AL RAID FW800 Drive Enclosure (phew!)

    It has a firmware option, which splits the unit back into the two internal drives, which then allows you to set up a RAID1 (mirrored) config using OSX's disk utility.

    My question is, if I needed to connect this unit to second Mac (in case of a Mac failure or other reason) - I'm assuming the second Mac would see the unit as two separate drives, rather than one RAID1 unit?

    If this is the case, would I just need to re-configure the unit as a RAID1 combo again, before I accessed the unit. Would I loose any data doing this?

    EDIT: I managed to find an answer elsewhere. For those interested, the RAID information is written to the disks, so they should be 'portable'.

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