Mac Pro RAID setup

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by gmehje, Sep 3, 2012.

  1. gmehje macrumors member

    Jul 31, 2009
    Hi all,
    I wonder if you could help? Need to refresh my Mac Pro to get much more storage and to get speed for multi layer HD editing and general design work.
    I have sketched out a plan for this. Any suggestions on ways of getting costs down(in UK):
    This comes to around £2,800 (inc VAT) and really wanted to be closer to £2,000 (inc VAT).
    See image at this location for diagram of some options: specs/mac specs copy.pdf

    Priorities are speed (hence the RAID 0 HDD and SSD Rocket Cache combo) plus Raid 5 backup. I'll back up every hour using Chronsync or Time Machine. I will either to the backup as NAS (Synology) or an esata attached enclosure/drives.

    There is probably a much more streamlined way - open to suggestions. I have no e-sata cards installed but have a Quadro 4000 in bay 1.
    Many thanks in advance
  2. DJenkins macrumors 6502


    Apr 22, 2012
    Sydney, Australia
    Looks like a tidy setup, I never looked into SSD caching before.
    I'm guessing you're getting rid of your existing internal drives to make room? And you'll need some 3rd party HDD trays to get to the sata connectors.

    With the OCZ Agility 3's I have not been that impressed with my 240GB one. 60GB will perform even slower. The jump from 3Gb/s to 6Gb/s wasn't as great as I thought it would be, but then again I haven't had much to compare to. Also I guess you are running them in RAID 0, then the 2 x 4TB in RAID 0 as well?

    Well your speeds will beat the crap out of most 8TB storage solutions!

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