Should I remove the RAID card?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by flying.squirrel, Aug 30, 2016.

  1. flying.squirrel macrumors newbie


    Aug 29, 2016
    Kansas City
    MacPro 3,1 (early 2008) currently using (two) 300gb, 15k rpm SAS drives.

    The RAID battery is dead anyway. My Time Capsule backup is a copy of the system volume being shared between the two drives.

    How should I back up my program data and files? Then remove the RAID card to re-utilize the two SAS 15k rpm drives? I assume each of these connect to mb with ipass cables? Finally, reload the program and data files onto one host drive and use the other for additional back up?

    Thanx for any advice.
  2. ScottishCaptain macrumors 6502a

    Oct 4, 2008
    Uh... I dunno what to tell you... plug in an external disk drive and copy your files onto that?..

    FWIW, you can order a new RAID battery from Apple, the P/N is 922-8964.

    I gave them a call about a month ago, the first level tech support guy was friendly, but had no idea what I was talking about. I was eventually transferred to a supervisor who was able to order the part for me, it cost $48 US + $12 for S/H. It showed up in about 4 business days, and I was able to install it myself (they didn't want the old part back or anything).

    So they do still have a few kicking around, and they're a lot cheaper than trying to buy one off the internet.

  3. Macschrauber macrumors 6502


    Dec 27, 2015
    I would let the 15k drives go and plug in a 500 GB ssd. Much better response and silent. I guess the 15k drives are a little old now and worn out. Keep them and the raid controller as a hard backup and enjoy the silence :)

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