Mac Pro RAID 5 Volumes, create in RAID Utility and Disk Utility?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by FikseGTS, May 20, 2009.

  1. FikseGTS macrumors newbie

    May 20, 2009
    I have a new Mac Pro Quad 2.93 with the Mac RAID card installed with four 1TB drives setup in a RAID 5 array.

    When creating the volumes in the RAID utility, you can not edit them, resize, etc...

    If one large volume is created in the RAID utility, you can then partition that one volume using the Apple Disk Utility, which then allows you to resize if needed.

    Any drawbacks to doing that?
  2. nanofrog macrumors G4

    May 6, 2008
    Management usually isn't quite as easy, but it doesn't matter, as you don't have an option. :eek: :p

    You'll be fine. Just experiment with it prior to trusting data to it, and find out how it will behave. :) The downside is time. :rolleyes: ;)

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