Anyway to enable hot swapping in Mac Pros with Apple RAID Card?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by iamcheerful, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. iamcheerful macrumors 6502

    iamcheerful

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    Anyone able to create a workaround w/o getting a 3rd party card?

    Serial ATA Info

    Mac Pro RAID Card and Xserve RAID Card
     
  2. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    There's actually two parts to it.
    1. Hot Swap (data). OS X client doesn't support it.
    2. Hot Plug (drive power). MP's don't have the needed circuit (inrush current limiter).

    So unfortunately, it's not possible unless you add in the circuit, and run OS X Server. :(
     
  3. iamcheerful thread starter macrumors 6502

    iamcheerful

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    nanofrog, thank you for the information. indeed unfortunately :( ... i'm sure many of us would love to be able to 'mod' it to have hotswap. seems i really need to get an Xserve if I want to have an Apple solution. :p
     
  4. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    :cool: No problem. ;)

    I wish there was better news, but not ATM. :eek:
     

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