Raid 0+1?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by TornadoTed, Jun 9, 2007.

  1. TornadoTed macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2007
    I have 4 hard drives in my Mac Pro 1x160Gb for the OS and 3x 250Gb.

    I run a recording studio and 1 disk is fine for 44.1kHz sessions but I intend to go 96kHz.

    I know I can set up a RAID 0 with two of the disks. Can I then set the last disk to mirror the RAID 0?

    Would it 'keep up'?

    Would the last disk need to be twice the size, 500Gb as the RAID 0 would be 500Gb, 250Gb x2

    If I went for a RAID card to run say RAID 5 or probably RAID 6 I would have to get external harddrives, caddies for my drives, correct?
  2. brooker macrumors regular

    Apr 4, 2007
    YES! i did this recently with MP server. it works great with the std disk utility prog.

    on reads, but maybe not as fast on writes. I use it for a DB server, so reads is what i need. it should be fast enough for any audio you can throw at it.


    right again. you can't run raid 5+ on the default MP drive controller.

    One final thing to keep in mind... If you don't have 2 optical drives, you can add a 5th HD (PATA) to your setup. I run my server with RAID 1 system volume (2x250) and a RAID 0+1 (2x36,1x80) data volume. Total redundancy and increased performance. It rocks!

    Hope that helps!

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