Mac Pro as a software Raid 5 solution?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by jasleinstein, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. jasleinstein macrumors newbie

    Nov 18, 2008
    I have a Intel mac pro we use as a file server. Has anyone ever configured five or more drives in raid 5 under OSX, with no RAID hardware card? It seems to me the Mac O/s and hard ware should be a killer raid 5 server. I understand it would not have the disk management application for sensing a failed drive, but the only good raid cards I can find cost $800 to $950.
  2. nanofrog macrumors G4

    May 6, 2008
    OS X's software RAID cannot run RAID 5. :(
    Hardware is required. But, depending on exactly what you need, you can find a less expensive card. ;)

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