Daisy chaining hard drives with Raid

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by jammiefreerider, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. jammiefreerider macrumors regular

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    Can hard drives be daisy chained and have the raid controls looked after by the cpu? Or is this just a stupid idea? I'm looking for the quickest way to be able to afford a 2TB+ hard drive system with ideally raid 1+0. I was thinking if its possible just to keep adding HDs as I go then I dont have one massive expense.

    Thoughts...cheers
     
  2. bigbossbmb macrumors 68000

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    terrible idea....

    do not try to RAID multiple drives on a single FW bus.

    the cheapest way to get 4-drive RAID0+1 (that is actually effective) is to buy a 4-bay enclosure and a SATA card. there aren't really any corners you can cut and keep the RAID effective.
     

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