How to make Raid0 on mac mini Server

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by vslo, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. vslo macrumors regular

    Jul 9, 2010
    Tomorrow I will be installing the normal snow leopard in my mac mini server 2010. I want to make raid0 with the 2 500GB hard drives. But I dont know how to do it. I have to make it through the installation, or after it ? And is a raid0 so unstable that I HAVE to buy a back up HD ?
    Thank you.
  2. iSavant macrumors regular

    Mar 31, 2007
    From the initial install screen, look up at the menu bar...

    Utilities -> Disk Utility

    Look for the RAID tab

    Only bother backing up if there might be anything important on your RAID ;)
  3. TheBritishBloke macrumors 68030


    Jul 21, 2009
    United Kingdom
    I dont know if this is right, but I think you can do a RAID setup from within disk utility inside os x. But I am sure you can do it from the disc onna fresh format too.
  4. Alrescha macrumors 68020

    Jan 1, 2008
    There is nothing unstable about RAID-0. Unfortunately, hard drives fail. If either one of your hard drives in a RAID-0 array fail, your array is gone.

    You should be backing up your stuff regardless.

  5. vslo thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 9, 2010
    Ok just to make sure. If I am doing the RAID0 with my two 500gb HDS inside the mac mini, I MUST do it when I am installing the system, right ? Otherwise I will not be able to make it ?
    And what block size would you recommend ? 64 or 128 ?
    I am trying to make it now, before reinstalling the system, but I cant drop my main HD into the RAID stripe.
    Thank you!

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