RAID 0, 1, 5, and 01 speed comparison

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by camhabib, May 30, 2008.

  1. camhabib macrumors regular

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    Does anyone know of, or have a speed comparison between a RAID 0, 1, 5, and possibly a 01 on the new Mac Pro. I found a few reviews from other manufacturers, but I was interested in how read / write speeds for the Mac Pro and the Apple RAID card stack up. I'm particularly interested in how much slower a RAID 5 is then a RAID 0.
     
  2. camhabib thread starter macrumors regular

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    Also, can the Mac Pro do a 0+1 RAID without a card or does it need one to be able to do it? Would adding a card be a benefit in a situation like this?
     
  3. dchao macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, you can:

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=304377

    And Yes, a RAID card will speed it up, but not as much as RAID 5 though.
     
  4. offshoresa65s macrumors member

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  5. camhabib thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the replies. For the RAID 01, I was planning on having one disk not in the RAID setup, to be able to run OSX and a bootcamp install, having two 500GB drives as a RAID 0 and having a 1TB drive as a RAID 1. Is this something I can do or would it be a better idea to have all 4 drives be identical and in the RAID setup?
     

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