RAID card alternatives?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by 9Charms, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. 9Charms macrumors regular

    9Charms

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    I'm getting a new mac pro, and I really want a RAID 5 setup. The RAID 5 will be for Time Machine backups, and archives of my files. So nothing I need access to immediately, but still, every now and again I grab something off the drive. It's not going to be my system drive, or my working drive.

    I've thought about a Drobo, but the USB connection is holding me back, plus, it's just more clutter. I figure since I paid all this money for a tower, I might as well have everything be internal.

    Sooo, my question, is what's the best RAID 5 card on the market? And is it worth paying apple $800 for theirs?
     
  2. Toups macrumors regular

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    Unfortunately at this time, there are no 3rd party supported either officially or unofficially at this time :-(
     
  3. 9Charms thread starter macrumors regular

    9Charms

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    Come on now, we all know that's not true.
     
  4. davidwsica macrumors member

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    Apparently, you can't install the OS on their RAID volumes though.
     
  5. Toups macrumors regular

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    It is true unfortunately if you plan to run the OS from the RAID unfortunately. Keep in mind, if you are looking for an enterprise 256mb cache RAID card from a 3rd party, prices range from 250 for the low end up to 1000+
     

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