Seemingly Basic RAID Questions

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by mmccaskill, Feb 1, 2008.

  1. mmccaskill macrumors 6502

    Jan 3, 2007
    So lets say I get a MacPro and I purchase two identical drives.

    Is it possible to:

    1) Use the stock drive for everything other than /Users?

    2) Use RAID0 for /Users

    3) If yes to 1 & 2, how? Simply use Disk Utility?
  2. bigbossbmb macrumors 68000


    Jul 1, 2004
    I believe both of those are possible. Disk Utility/Accounts pref panes would be where you set all of that up.

    But why do you need your user folder on a RAID?
  3. mmccaskill thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 3, 2007
    Well first I need to actually buy a MacPro then determine if I do indeed need RAID0. But for argument sake lets say I do. All of my compiling occurs in subdirectories in my home directory. So since I wouldn't be doing much in /, /System, etc. I see no need to RAID it.

    Furthermore if one of the RAID0 disks dies, I only lose my home directory (which will be backed up with Time Machine) and not the whole system.
  4. mmccaskill thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 3, 2007
    The more I think about it, it might make more sense to just use RAID1.
  5. termina3 macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2007
    Just FYI, as soon as you put your home directory (or practically anything) on a RAID, applecare is out the door
  6. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3


    Apr 6, 2007
    Portland, OR
    Really why?

    and doesn't apple sell a Raid card for the Mac Pros?

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