Hard drive transfer question

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by bmat, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. bmat macrumors 6502

    Nov 24, 2004
    East Coast, USA
    I have a 2006 Mac Pro, no RAID card, and I am running out of harddrive space. I have a stupid question, and would be very grateful if someone can point me to the right place. Basically I have 2TB in bays 1 and 2 (backing up each other, manually), and 1TB in bays 3 and 4 (backing up each other, manually).

    I'd like to RAID 0 bays 1 and 2 to double my storage (iTunes is killing me), and then RAID 1 bays 3 and 4.

    Is there a way to do that, and is there a way to do it by cloning my drives so the whole transfer process is easy?
  2. xgman macrumors 601


    Aug 6, 2007
    Why don't you get a 3TB drive and stick one of the old ones up in the optical bay? You really coming close to 2GB of itunes?
  3. bmat thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 24, 2004
    East Coast, USA
    I haven't seen 3TB drives available. Are they readily available? I didn't see any on new egg, owc....

    My iTunes is 1.75 TB.
  4. And1ss macrumors 6502a


    Oct 20, 2009
    You could possibly use Chronosync and mirror/backup your drives.
  5. philipma1957, Oct 27, 2010
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 11, 2010

    philipma1957 macrumors 603


    Apr 13, 2010
    Howell, New Jersey
    first internal 3tb drive

    I think it would just drop in a mac pro sled and work

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