Replacing 2 drive striped RAID with a single 1TB drive - How do i do it?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by anim8or, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. anim8or macrumors 65816


    Aug 16, 2006
    Scotland, UK
    My current setup consists of my boot drive (250GB), a striped RAID (500GB) for storage and a 1TB Time Machine Drive.

    I have recently bought a new 1TB internal drive and would like to replace the striped raid with this drive, thus freeing up two 250GB drives - 1 which i will keep internally and the other will go into a external enclosure....

    My question is can i just copy the files from the RAID to the new internal or do i have to use software to clone it?

    I have a lot of shortcuts etc linked to the raid so need to keep the links alive.

    I own SuperDuper and have Time Machine available also.

    Can anyone recommend a method and walk me through it in a few steps???

    Thanks in advance.
  2. geoffreak macrumors 68020


    Feb 8, 2008
    I think SuperDuper will see the two drives as one and should just be able to clone them.

    You don't need to clone the drive if you just have files on there. If you have the OS on it, a cloning is necessary to get the boot information so you can boot off the drive.

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