How to Partition Accelsior PCI Express SSD

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by aminadab, Jun 17, 2012.

  1. aminadab macrumors regular

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    I ordered a 120GB OWC Accelsior PCI Express SSD to use as a boot drive for my new Mac Pro. As I understand it, the drive is actually two 60GB "blades" configured in Raid 0.

    I'm thinking about partitioning the logical 120GB drive into two drives, one for the boot (~60BG), giving me some extra space.

    Is this ok to do? And if so, is there a way to "partition" (or un-Raid) the drive in accordance with the physical drives? Is there any benefit to this approach?
     
  2. Boomhowler macrumors 6502

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    The only benefit of "breaking" the raid already used on the accelsior would be to set it up as a raid-1 instead of 0 to get shorter downtimes if one drive fails.

    Otherwise I would suggest that you keep the drive as it is and do 2 "software" partitions instead so you keep the raid-speed on both partitions. And, as always, do backups!
     

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