Internal Raid VS External Apple RAID

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by macmaster07, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. macmaster07 macrumors newbie

    Dec 4, 2007
    Hello All,
    I am in the process of purchasing a new Intel Server from Apple, but there is 1 thing I am stuck on- Internal or external raid solution.
    The plan is to use 3 750 SATA drives in a RAID 5 configuration. This is then going to write to a SONY LIB-81 AIT5 tape system. What are the pros and cons of using internal vs external?
    Any feedback is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. cohibadad macrumors 6502a


    Jul 21, 2007
    I think the main differences are internal raid isn't hot-swappable and limited to 4 drives on the Mac Pro.

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