USB floppy disk striped RAID on Mac OS X

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Jul 16, 2004.

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    I debated changing the tag on this to be "humor" simply because I haven't stopped laughing yet...
  3. macrumors 68040


    This is old I heard about this quite some time ago, still funny, I want someone to make and iPod Raid.
  4. macrumors 6502

    I'm sorry but he did that floppy raid at least a year ago, and it was all over the web. Why bring it back?
  5. macrumors 65816


    that's frickin' awesome!!!
    lol... wish i had some usb floppy drives now...
    this dude is obsessed with RAID

  6. macrumors regular

    I actually set up iPod raid not too long ago... had three 10GB iPods. It was uber-1337.
  7. macrumors G5


    Cool :)

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    Nice, he should try with USB 2.0 - watch out that was the doors just blowing off! I think my favorite line is

    "but there is something special and amazing about the speed of this floppy cluster. It is really cool when you access the drives the way they flash each light and spin in no particular order that I can discern."
  9. macrumors 68020


    because *I* haven't seen it yet, and maybe Mudbug knew that and threw it up there for me.

    And so what if it's old. It's not like it's the Dancing Baby, Bill Gates getting Pied or All Your Base Are Belong To Us.

    (Someone set us up the bomb!)
  10. macrumors 6502

    ... and this is the first time I have seen it too - it gave me a good laugh.
  11. macrumors demi-god


    This article proves that Mac OS X is capable of making a RAID array out of just about anything, be it floppies, flash memory cards, or iPods. Heck, you could probably do it with Zip disks, too - if you had enough drives.
  12. macrumors 6502a


    Hmmm I'm just wondering if this would be possible with a bunch of powerbooks in target disk mode, now that would be a crazy raid :rolleyes:
  13. macrumors 65816


    so do the disks in a RAID have to be the same exact size and the same format? (ie 1 128 MB CF, a floppy, and a 4MB MS)

  14. macrumors 68020


    You're mad! MAD I SAY!

    That WOULD be rather neat.... though.
  15. macrumors 68020


    I bet in another 10 years, in the back of some Mac fixit shop, we'll see just that... and running Longhorn on VPC
  16. macrumors 6502a

    How? are there Firewire hubs out there?
  17. macrumors 6502

    What useless gibberish...

    (disclaimer: I've read it thoroughly, fed my addiction to macrumors news/rumors, and already posted on this once)

    ...who wastes their time contemplating ways to make a RAID disc, without a real USE for it?? ~sigh~
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    What fun! I still have a soft spot for floppies. Not sure if it's in my heart or in my head. :)
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