MP2009 Apple RAID Hard Drive choices

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by beaudamore, Jan 3, 2015.

  1. beaudamore, Jan 3, 2015
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2015

    beaudamore macrumors newbie


    Jan 3, 2015
    I know Apple only supports their own drives, but my older 2006 Mac Pro uses WD SATA drives just fine as well as a boot OSX Intel SSD. I have a SSD booting my newly purchased 2009MP.
    I want to do a RAID 5 with this and have purchased an Apple Raid card and a fresh battery for it.
    I need to get hard drives and I heard there is a 2TB limit for the Apple RAID card. Is this true?
    Anyone have experience using particular drives, etc?
    WD Red? (Western Digital Red, maybe?
    I read about a firmware update for the Apple RAID. That's help?
    Thanks everyone.
  2. lowendlinux Contributor


    Sep 24, 2014
    North Country (way upstate NY)
    I have and like reds a great deal I have them in my home server I'd imagine they'd be fine in your box. I have not used an Apple RAID card in many years so I can't speak about the size limit but at the time the card was made 2TB drives were pretty big.
  3. beaudamore thread starter macrumors newbie


    Jan 3, 2015
    I had just read that for Apple RAID to do a RAID5 you need certain features or something.

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