How Complicated Can the MacPro's Software RAID Get?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Benjamindaines, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

    Benjamindaines

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    Say I have 4 500GB hard drives, and I want two of them to be set up as a RAID 0 array to create 1TB. I want to do the same with the other 2 500GB drives (creating 2 1TB drives), but then I want to set these 1TB drives up in a RAID 1 array. Can that be done with the software RAID?
     
  2. Thiol macrumors 6502a

    Thiol

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    Yes, the software RAID can do 0+1. Here is an example from Apple.

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=304377
     
  3. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    You should use RAID 10 over RAID 0+1 as it offers superior redundancy.

    from wikipedia:
     
  4. Thiol macrumors 6502a

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    Oops, you're right. My mistake. Always do 1+0 instead of 0+1.
     

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