How to G-RAID? Morroring?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Pak^Man, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. Pak^Man macrumors regular

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    Hi Mac-peeps,
    I just bought a used T-Tech G-RAID to add external storage to my Blackbook. I liked the fact that it was Firewire based and is a RAID array.... but my bad; I thought it supported hardware RAID-1 (mirroring). :D

    This unit does have 2x250GB Hard drives in it.... but they appear as one 500GB..... either set up as JBOD or RAID-0 (suicidal in my opinion, because I dont need the speed).

    Is there a way for my to set up a software or hardware RAID-1 on this unit?? (Please God...)

    If so, can you please help me.... I'm still a bid of newbie at this.

    Currently my mac just sees this as one drive.... can I make it see each drive separately and then mirror one off the other.

    I would greatly appreciate the help. :eek:

    ~Peace!!
     
  2. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020

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    Well after looking at the manufacturer's page on this drive at http://www.g-technology.com/products/G-RAID2.cfm it notes that it is a hardware RAID 0 setup, but sadly does not mention anything at all about RAID type being selectable (as opposed say for instance some of the drives/enclosures from OWC that look similar).

    Based on that information from the manufacturer I would not think that it is possible to make a RAID 1 drive out of it I am afraid to say. Depending on where and when you got it you may be able to return it and then go grab a hardware RAID 1 from OWC or other places. See http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/firewire/1394/USB/EliteAL/MirrorRAID/ for an example where a 2x250 RAID 1 is available for $299.

    Edit: No there is probably going to be no way to set up a software RAID 1 either, sorry. Since the manufacturer says it is RAID 0 and NOT JBOD, the enclosure will not allow your system to see it as two drives which is a requirement for a software RAID. I'm just full of good news eh? :(
     

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