OWC Mercury Dual Drive Enclosure - Can I do no-raid?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Sean Dempsey, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. Sean Dempsey macrumors 68000

    Sean Dempsey

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    I want to get this: http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/firewire/1394/USB/EliteAL/PerformanceRAID

    I have 2 drives that I mirror, with superduper.

    If I put those 2 drives, identical WDBlacks, will they show up as 2 drives, or will the enclosure try to do a raid and erase everything?

    anyone have experience with this enclosure? Or, recommend an enclosure for dual 3.5" drives that will allow each drive to be independent?

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    Also, I guess my problem is is that I have the 2TB drives, about 75% full, and no way to get them from one to the other. If I take them out of my Mac Pro (which I'm selling), I have no idea what will happen if I put them in a dual enclosure.

    Do I erase one, and then Raid1 the other to it? Do I have to erase them both, set up the raid1 (or is it in the firmware) and then copy everything back over? I don't have a way of doing that.

    How do I get 2 drives to be 2 volumes in one enclosure? OR, how do I safely take 2 drives that are mirrored, and turn them into a raid1 with that OWC enclosure without losing it all??
     
  2. AidenShaw macrumors P6

    AidenShaw

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    Don't sell your cheese grater before you've transferred your data to the new system.

    Don't.

    Only after you've verified that it's all safely on the new system (do a recursive MD5 or SHA1 binary comparison) should you erase and sell the old system.
     
  3. Sean Dempsey thread starter macrumors 68000

    Sean Dempsey

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    There is no new system. I am buying an empty enclosure and putting these 2 drives into it. The 2 drives are media libraries etc, no OS or apps.

    That's why I am in a jam because I have to take 1/both out, put it in the enclosure, and then know what will happen when I put in the other, and OWC doesn't have any info on if the dual enclosure can just act as 2 volumes.
     

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