anyone has experience with the RAID card?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by phuong, Sep 1, 2007.

  1. phuong macrumors 6502a

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    afaik, Mac Pros without that card can have RAID. then why is that option there? what's the difference between having and not having it? and how does it justify the $1,000 price tag? (performance, reliability etc... i mean, in which situations is it worth spending that extra money?)
     
  2. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    If you do not have the RAID card, you have to use software RAID or an external drive enclosure. The RAID card means that you can use the internal hard drives in a RAID array, it also adds RAID 5 as an options which is a better choice than software RAID allows.

    I believe the RAID card also has a battery so that it will preserve the data in its cache if there is a power failure. Basically it is designed for professional use with solid data protection. I would go for the card any day over any other option.
     

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