anyone install raid ssd's in imac 27"

Discussion in 'iMac' started by mystikjoe, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. mystikjoe macrumors regular

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    just wondering if anyone has done an internal raid setup with ssd's i have one intel and got a deal on another was thinking about doing a raid setup and doing a firewire 800 for external 2tb hard drive. ssd is sick fast to begin with in the real world will i be able to tell the difference on the raid vs non raid setup? thanks!
     
  2. copperlab macrumors member

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    I have two intel g2 160s in an imac 27" setup in RAID0 w/ 128k stripe. It works very well and xbench tests show drive speed to be a little under two times as fast as a single 160 G2 in my macbook pro. For external storage I have a Drobo w/ 4TB via FW800. iTunes and Aperture on on the Drobo. Works great.
     
  3. rmm5t macrumors newbie

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    Sweet. What product did you use as an enclosure to hold the two SSDs inside your iMac, or did the second SSD replace the optical drive?
     
  4. copperlab macrumors member

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    I put one drive in the optibay and the other in the regular hd spot. The superdrive is now in an external usb enclosure.
     
  5. tchockey macrumors member

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    hi copper
    do have any scores before and after raid install.
    want to know score with one ssd 160 and then in raid.
    thanks
     
  6. lasuther macrumors 6502a

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    In January 2009 A-DATA announced a 3.5" enclosure that would hold two SSDs in a RAID 1 configuration internally. I would love to replace my internal hard drive with one of those. But I haven't found any product launch info or where to buy it. Does anyone now of something similar?
     

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