Mini set up question

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Gerri Shin, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. Gerri Shin macrumors member

    Feb 24, 2008
    I've been looking at the Mac Mini server for my next computer purchase, but I've had a few things confuse about the set up. I've seen at least one thread where someone got their Mini server to use RAID 1 settings on the dual internal drive set up.

    What I want to know is will a RAID 1 configuration play nice with Boot Camp?
    Is it even possible to use boot camp on a RAID 1 configuration?
    and if it is possible, would the RAID 1 duplicate the Bootcamp Partition too?

    These are three important questions because I like the idea of the RAID 1 security and because I'll be pairing it with a Blu-ray drive I'd most likely have to install Windows via Boot Camp to watch them.
  2. Badger^2 macrumors 68000


    Oct 29, 2009
    You should just buy a windows HTPC.

    It would cost far less.
  3. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601


    Sep 16, 2007
    Northeastern Ohio
    Windows can't boot off the RAID array. You could install OSX on one drive and Win7 on the other and dual boot them. Or just RAID OSX and put Win7 on an external USB HDD if all you're going to be doing is paying BD discs.

    I've been looking at this BD drive on ebay for $67+20s/h. I haven't pulled the trigger yet since I haven't bought Win7... but I will :D

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