Re-install of OS X... and some other stuff

Discussion in 'macOS' started by djhspawn, Sep 28, 2007.

  1. djhspawn macrumors member

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    OK, here is my situation...... I currently have a 500gb in both bay 1 & 2. And a 150gb with Windows in Bay 3. Now, I just received a 160gb that I would like to install OSX on and raid the two 500gbs...

    So, it would look like this

    [bay1]160gb OSX
    [bay2]500gb Raid
    [bay3]500gb Raid
    [bay4]Windows

    Now, since the current configuration is different then what I want... Can i just litterally move my HDDs around and start the install off OSX for the 160gb...:confused:
     
  2. JackRipper macrumors regular

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    I'm not sure I understand the question, but here goes anyway...

    The physical location of your drives does not matter, the OS X installer will ask you which drive to install to. If it were me, I would leave the 500 gigers in 1 and 2 (might be a slight speed advantage in the first slots), put the 160 into bay 4 and then start up with the install DVD (reboot with the Tiger DVD in your drive while holding the C key).

    Once X is installed and booted from the 160, go into Disk Utility and set up your raid (or use a hardware raid card, you didn't say if you wanted a software raid or a hardware raid)

    Again, I may have missed your question, but I hope this helps.
     
  3. djhspawn thread starter macrumors member

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    you were dead on... thanks.

    For the raid, I have a mac pro. Does it not raid via hard ware?
     
  4. JackRipper macrumors regular

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    For a hardware raid you will need a raid card, or an external raid controller. Software raid is good and it should be sufficient, depending on what you want it to do for you.
     

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