RAID question...

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Kingsly, Feb 16, 2006.

  1. Kingsly macrumors 68040


    Using OSX's disk utility is it possible to make two striped RAID systems and then take the striped RAID's and merge them into a mirrored RAID? That way I can get the efficiency of the striped system and the piece of mind of mirrored. Im thinking about using 4 disks. Is there a way to add on more disks later without reformatting the RAID?
  2. frankblundt macrumors 65816


    Sep 19, 2005
    South of the border
    not sure but i think not - you really need hardware RAID for anything tricky - there's a good thread here on it
  3. spieldawg macrumors newbie

    Oct 2, 2005
    Hanover, NH
    ^ what he said.

    I would really suggest that you look into a level 5 array for what you're looking for. You use 5 drives, and 4/5 of the total storage space is used. If one drive dies however, its data can be recreated from the other 4. They're actually going down in price significantly right now.

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