Add 3 additional HDD @ RAID0 in a MAC PRO?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by jkirke, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. jkirke macrumors newbie

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    I currently have a MAC PRO 2010. and I only have one drive bay available. Plus I need to add about 6TB of storage. I would like to remove my 2 CD/DVD burners and replace them with 2TB drives. I would like to place 3rd 2TB HDD in the empty drive bay. I want use all three drives in a raid0 configuration. Is this possible? If so, how would I go about doing this?

    Thanks

    jkirke
     
  2. Schismz macrumors regular

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    Sure. You will need something like this that allows installation of 3.5" HDDs into the 5.25" optical bays.

    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/MM52T35MP9/

    Pull the DVD drives, install the HDDs, install the 3rd HDD in the empty regular sled.

    Then select the 3 drives you want to RAID0, in Disk Utility.app, and pick "striped"

    That's about it. It'll just work.
     
  3. jkirke thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you

    Great... I will give it a shot.

    Thank you,
     
  4. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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  5. firedownunder macrumors regular

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    The brackets from OWC are a little more, but they're better. They have rubber mounts that dampen any vibration, an no issues with misaligned screw holes (read reviews on newegg bracket). I have two in my pro and they work perfectly. See sig for details. My two cents.:)
     
  6. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    i used only the new egg brackets and they were fine.

    so I only can give that info.

    like I said both work and the choice is yours.

    BTW lots of people just leave them inside with out any adapters at all.



    I can say owc has these


    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/MMP35T25/


    these are great I had four used one then sold my mac pro and sold the other 3 of these to a forum member
     

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