Daisy chaining hard drives with Raid

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

  1. jammiefreerider macrumors regular

    Aug 23, 2006
    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.

  2. bigbossbmb macrumors 68000


    Jul 1, 2004
    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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