Can you rearrange physical location of raid drives?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by hualon, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. hualon macrumors 6502

    Feb 5, 2008
    I have a three-drive raid 0 as the boot disk in my machine. Is it possible to physically rearrange the drive order? Suppose I need/want to move drive A from slot 2 to slot 1. Would that render the array unusable?
  2. hualon thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 5, 2008
    Well I tried it and the answer is that yes, in fact, you can rearrange hard drive slices of a RAID0 in your Mac Pro and somehow or other MacOS figures it out. :)
  3. hfg macrumors 68040


    Dec 1, 2006
    Cedar Rapids, IA. USA
    I just happened to re-arrange the physical tray locations of my RAID-0 array yesterday, and I too had no problems. I believe the disks are marked as being a certain slice of a set array and the controller figures it out when it goes to collect the array. Everything seems to be working normally for me... :)


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