Power Macintosh G5 1.8 DP 2 x 4TB hard drives in RAID 0 ???

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by hottyson, Jul 8, 2012.

  1. hottyson, Jul 8, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2012

    hottyson macrumors newbie

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    My MAChine: Apple Power Macintosh G5 1.8 DP (PCI-X) Original/Late 2003 M9393LL/A
    http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/powermac_g5/specs/powermac_g5_1.8_dp.html

    I am thinking of upgrading my Power Mac hard drives to maximum capacity RAID 0.
    This would be used as an EyeTV 2 machine to record our television shows.
    I found many web pages stating that 2 x 2TB hard drives can be installed in RAID 0.

    However, now that 4TB hard drives are available would 2 x 4TB hard drives run RAID 0 in my Power Mac?

    If not, would 2 x 3TB?
     
  2. bizzle macrumors 6502a

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    I hope you realize running RAID 0 is incredibly dangerous. Anyway, Apple Partition Map only supports partitions up to 2.2TB. You can install an IDE drive in the optical drive bay to boot from (which would be formatted APM, needed for boot) and then use the larger drives in GUID for storage.
     

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