Raid Setup for Elite-AL Pro Qx2 Question

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by thedirtyduo, Oct 9, 2013.

  1. thedirtyduo macrumors member

    Apr 17, 2007
    Hi and I'm sorry if this type of question comes up often. I did some digging but want to make sure I have this right the first time.

    I have four 2Tb drives in my Mac Pro. I want any info that is copied to those drives to copied to my Elite Qx2. For example: everything on my Bay 2 Drive in my Mac Pro will be copied to a single drive on bay 2 of my Qx2.

    If any drive fails whether it's on my Pro or in my Qx2 I want to still be able to continue to work and replace the drive at my convenience.

    What Raid setting would I use on my Qx2 (4 or 5?) and when I'm in the disk utility do I set the "Raid Type" (mirrored or stripped) ?

    Bottom line is that I think I didn't need the Qx2 since I just want to clone Bay 1 on my Mac Pro to a single external drive and same goes for Bay 2,3,4 but since I have the Qx2 should I use it?

    Plus do you have any tips for when using a software like Carbon Copy Cloner to do nighly backups of all 4 drives? I would like CCC to only copy the new files over to the Qx2.
  2. thedirtyduo thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 17, 2007
    Should I post this somewhere else?


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