Raid and boot camp question.

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by EmbraceNext, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. EmbraceNext macrumors member

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    Aug 17, 2007
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    I have a config i would like to have with my new Mac Pro. I have the raid card in so all 4 bays are plugged up to it. What I would like to do, is to have the first 3 bays on the raid card in a raid 5. Then for the 4th bay, have it plugged up to a SATA port for windows to be installed on.

    If you don't know the reason why I ask, is if you want to install windows in boot camp, it doesn't support the raid card.

    Does anyone know if this is possible?

    Mark
     
  2. mac666er macrumors regular

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    San Francisco, CA
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    The specific setup you mentioned is not possible. This is because the RAID card overrides the SATA controler on the board but uses the wiring for the 4 internal drives. So as long as you have the RAID card installed and the 4 drives in the internal bays you can't do that.

    However, some people are trying to put a hard drive on the 5 1/4 inch bay on the front of the machine, however I haven't seen a thread that has succeeded in using bootcamp on these setups.

    For an alternative of doing bootcamp while having the RAID card and the 4 drive bays being used look at this thread:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=384459&page=4

    mac
     

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