Raid 0 + ssd in iMac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by MattSepeta, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. MattSepeta macrumors 65816

    MattSepeta

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    I have read about people replacing their optical drive with an ssd or hdd, so is it possible to configure a two hdd raid 0 in addition to the ssd inside a 2010 27"?
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    Not very easily. You have to use 2.5" drives for the optical bay and the SSD mount, and the regular HDD is a 3.5". This wouldn't be a problem, except for it comes with a 1TB 7200 RPM HDD, while the only 1TB HDD on the market that will fit into the optical bay is 5400 RPM, giving really bad RAID performance.
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Yep, not worth it. Replacing the stock HD with 3TB 7200rpm drive would most likely yield better performance gains than RAID anyway (unless it's SSD RAID).
     

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