RAID 5 in PowerMac G4

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Flyinace2000, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. Flyinace2000 macrumors 6502a

    Flyinace2000

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    Here are the requirements

    1. OSX Leopard Support
    2. 4 channel SATA min (8 would be nice)
    3. PCI or PCI-X
    4. Has to cost less than a Drobo or similar NAS.

    I already have 4 750GB drives and i want to do a RAID 5 in my powermac (2x1Ghz g4) file server.

    Newegg.com has the ROCKETRAID 2220 for $239. Can the community do better?

    Thanks

    -Will
     
  2. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    The RocketRaid 2220 looks like it would work well, and the price is even better! :D
     
  3. operator207 macrumors 6502

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    I am trying to build a NAS, and saw your post. You also want to make sure your power supply in that G4 can handle those 4 drives. I am sure it can, but may be tasking it.
     
  4. Flyinace2000 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Flyinace2000

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    The powermac is a server class desktop, so i hope the PSU is strong enough. I will double check. I think its about 250 or 300 watts and the chasey has 4 drive bays.

    I will probably get the raid car August 1st. Unless someone can recommend a better card for the pricepoint.

    -Will
     
  5. operator207 macrumors 6502

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    My 5 year old server has a 450 watt power supply. 250 - 300 is close to my $400 Dell desktop. Not to sound rude, but 250 - 300 watts is not really server class. I found one place that says they have a 360 or 400 watt power supply.
    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=7211353
     
  6. Flyinace2000 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Flyinace2000

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    Fair enough. I was just guessing by the age of the machine and vague memory for the last time i opened the case. Thanks for the link
     
  7. Chromako macrumors member

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    I actually used that same card, the 2220, in a MDD G4, stock PSU, and modded the case to get 8 hard disks in it. No problems, except that it was a MDD and that meant it was loud. sigh.
     
  8. Flyinace2000 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Flyinace2000

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    Question for ya. What RAID setup are you using? I was planning on RAID5 but wanted to know if it would be expandable. Could i add another 750gb drive in a year to gain some more space?

    -Will
     

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