Re: external boot disk(s)

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  1. G.C. Jones macrumors newbie

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    Question:

    if two WD Velociraptor 1TB disks are configured as Raid 0 into one logical volume through disk utility, will they (as the new logical volume) be able to accept the OS and function as an external boot drive?

    I imagine yes, but I don't know this for a fact, so instead of spending $ on a 2nd drive and enclosure.....U know.

    Thanks! :)
     
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    And this is connected to a __________ using ____________. Info helps make decisions.

    Dale
     
  3. G.C. Jones thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Re: external boot disk(s)

    Dale,

    Thx for keeping me on point. This Raid-0 disk would be connected to
    an iMac, late 2012, using a USB 3.0 connection. CPU is i7; 16 GB RAM.

    I considered making the connection via Thunderbolt, but did not judge the (variable) speed advantage over USB3 would justify the further cost of TBLT enclosures themselves, esp given that the Velociraptors are spinning disks, albeit at 10,000RPM.

    Just don't want to wear out a 1TB SSD with a lot of P/E cycles from moving GBs of data around. (It's the old issue of a strained cost/space ratio for SSD v. HDD.)
     

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