Mac Pro 1,1 Raid 1

bomberaia

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I have a Mac Pro 1,1 with 4 HD's. Drive 1: Mac OS X, Drive 2: Window 7 on Boot Camp, Drive 3: Time Machine Drive 4: Win Data Backup. I want to know the best way to add 2 HD's for Raid 1 (optical Drive install ?) and a SSD for the Boot Drive.

Do I still need the TM drive? I was thinking about replacing OS X drive with 256 GB and adding 2-2.5" drives in the 2nd Optical Drive Bay for Raid 1 using OWC Multi-mount. http://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/MM352A52MP8/

I would like to know for any suggestions.
 

ssgbryan

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I have a Mac Pro 1,1 with 4 HD's. Drive 1: Mac OS X, Drive 2: Window 7 on Boot Camp, Drive 3: Time Machine Drive 4: Win Data Backup. I want to know the best way to add 2 HD's for Raid 1 (optical Drive install ?) and a SSD for the Boot Drive.

Do I still need the TM drive? I was thinking about replacing OS X drive with 256 GB and adding 2-2.5" drives in the 2nd Optical Drive Bay for Raid 1 using OWC Multi-mount. http://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/MM352A52MP8/

I would like to know for any suggestions.
I run raid 0s for the speed & back up to a couple of external enclosures.

This is my setup:

2x240Gb SSDs in Raid 0, via the 2 unused sata ports on the logic board. I use the Pro Caddy 2 available at:

http://www.transintl.com/pro-caddy-ii.html

Bay 1 & 2: 2x2TB in a second Raid 0 (Data drive)
Bay 3 & 4: 2x2TB in a third Raid 0 (iTunes Library)

The ssds are backed up to a second external HD. The 3.5 Hard drives are backed up to an external Raid 5.
 

jakesaunders27

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I have 2 1TB drives in RAID 1 using software RAID in disk utility. I also backup the array using an external drive and time machine, remember RAID isn't a substitute for backup :)

My setup is as follows:

1TB RAID 1 - for current projects, archived projects and iTunes however will probably need more storage soon likely 4TB WD Reds (Sleds 2&3)
500GB SATA disk - boot and apps (this is the next thing to go ssd incoming!) sled 1
another 500GB disk for bootcamp which won't work properly so is still blank atm (sled 4)
 

greenmeanie

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I run RAID 1 now in cent os on my mac 1,1.
But before that I ran it like this user did and even tested it by pulling the drive to see if it would work.

I have 2 1TB drives in RAID 1 using software RAID in disk utility. I also backup the array using an external drive and time machine, remember RAID isn't a substitute for backup :)

My setup is as follows:

1TB RAID 1 - for current projects, archived projects and iTunes however will probably need more storage soon likely 4TB WD Reds (Sleds 2&3)
500GB SATA disk - boot and apps (this is the next thing to go ssd incoming!) sled 1
another 500GB disk for bootcamp which won't work properly so is still blank atm (sled 4)
 

jakesaunders27

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Jan 23, 2012
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I run 3 websites and use it for file storage and backups.
Also run a FTP on it for myself.
I run CentOs because APPLE doesn't allow their newer OS to run on it and I also like to use Virtualmin and webmin for a headless server.
Ahh I see, my dad has a hosting company and he uses centOS on all the servers, I might look into back up with it that could be cool. Thanks
 

Robert Davies

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