OSX Reinstall Question: Will new install see raid array on internal drives?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by BillsFanNC, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. BillsFanNC macrumors newbie

    Apr 14, 2013
    Hello. First thanks in advance for taking a look at this thread. I have a MacPro that has been through many upgrades. I have gone through a couple of internal and external drives and now things are acting very strange. I want to do a fresh install of the OS.. The mac has 4 drives in it. 1 boot volume, 1 broken raid volume that used to be a backup volume and I just added 2 1TB drives in an array that I created to backup all my important files. My question is this:

    If I erase the Drived 1 and 2 to perform a fresh install of the OS from the recovery volume, will the new install automatically see the raid volume on 3&4?

    Any advice is greatly appreciated
  2. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    If I understood you correctly, drives 3 & 4 are a raid set.

    All disk volume and raid information is stored on the drives themselves, so as long as you don't erase the wrong drives, you will be fine.
  3. BillsFanNC thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 14, 2013
    Yup.. Thanks for the reply Bear.

    I thought that was the case, but I wanted to make sure.

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