RAID SSD TRiple Boot w/ HPT RockRaid

Discussion in 'macOS' started by wbs75, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. wbs75, Dec 20, 2010
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2010

    wbs75 macrumors newbie


    Dec 20, 2010
    Looking for advice before i setup my new system.

    Equipment List:
    - Mac Pro 4.1 QuadCore x2 "Early 2009"
    - 32GB 1066 RAM
    - 4 x OWC 50GB RE Extreme SSD
    - 4 x Seagate Barrauda 1GB SATA
    - HighPoint RR 2310 & eSATA for Mac PCI cards i have which i have been using for last year.
    - HighPoint RR 4321 i just purchase.
    - Mac Pro Cable
    - 1 x SFF-8470 to SFF-8470
    - 1 x SFF-8088 to eSATA
    - 1 x SFF-8087 to SATA
    - 8 pin cable setup which will power 4 SSD mounted in CD/DVD spare Slot
    - ATI Radeon 4870 512Mb x 2 "It's newer Card, it's not old red 4870" Card was Flash with new updated Driver
    - internal PIONEER BD-RW

    Im trying to run:
    1. OSX 10.6.5 on RAID0 2xSSD
    2. Windows 7 64Bit single SSD
    3. ubuntu 10.10 64Bit single SSD

    I had no problems in past with single SATA triple Boot using 1 SATA mounted spare CD/DVD Slot. OSX Partition on that SATA was used as my clone. I use eSATA for Mac with 2 external eSATA in RAID0 as main drive. RAID 5 using HPT 2310 with Seagate Barrauda 1GB SATA x 4.

    I'm not familer with HPT In-Band web config. seems like it's more in depth with settings & ports.

    i'm assuming with SSD to set write speed to "Write Back"?

    Any Legacy SSD i should "Disable Read Ahead & Write Cache"?

    I know 4321 card will boot all 3 OS, will i beable to use 4321 w/ SFF-8087 to SATA to boot all 3 OS?

    I like to keep 2310 w/ 4x SATA internal as is for now. I plan to upgrade and get external exclosure down road.

    Waiting on 4 SSD to get here tomorrrow, then i will be able to start process.

    Any advice would be appreciated.


  2. wbs75 thread starter macrumors newbie


    Dec 20, 2010
    Can some one confirm these settings using SSD & HPT In-BAnd Management.

    SSD just arrive and time to start building. JUst want to double check if some one can tell me the correct settings and why. i'm pretty sure Write Back w/ RAID0 is correct after quick google search. Not sure with legacy drives.

    1. "Write Back" for RAID0 w/ 2 SSD Drives?

    2. Legacy SSD drive "Disable or Enable Read Ahead & Write Cache"?
  3. wbs75 thread starter macrumors newbie


    Dec 20, 2010
    Help Needed, Booting OS w/ Legacy loader

    Is there experience tech/it guru on M.R.F. who works with HighPoint RocketRaid.

    I like to know if i can update 4321 Bio firmware for windows while booted in OSX 4321 HPT Partition. Same way eSATA for Mac work in OSX 10.5.

    I hit speed bump with firmware. HPT needs to work on there support which i'm well aware of. For $ there hard to beat considering we are limited when it comes to buildiong Mac Raids.

    Also wondering if AHCI Master Boot Record Patch by Johnsock works with SSD, i use it with old SATA system. Curious to know what it will do to MBR on SSD.

    Any help would be very appreciative!!!


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