Staggered Spin-up /w Software Raid on Early 2008 Mac Pro?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by MPQholygrail, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. MPQholygrail macrumors newbie

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    I have a Mac Pro 3, 1 (early 2008) and was wondering if the system supports staggered spin-up. I have four 7200.12 Barracudas in the drive bays and use them for software strip volume via SoftRAID.
    If the system does support staggered spin-up, how can I enable it. I was previous user of Bios operated hardware, (PC user is misleading :p) so I am not familiar on how to enable those options on Macs.:confused:
     
  2. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    Check in Disk Utility. I'm not sure it's there, but I would think they enabled that if a raid was setup. Not sure about individual drive setups though, so worth the look.

    Sorry it's not more detailed, but I hope it helps. :)
     
  3. MPQholygrail thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nanofrog,

    Thanks for the reply. I checked Disk Utility just now but seems like there is no options under neither the Raid settings or Disk Utility's Preferences. I know there must be an option somewhere to do this.
     
  4. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    I'm used to RAID cards. But for some strange reason, I think it may not show up until an array has been created, if it's actually available.

    To me, it's the most logical location, so where else would they have placed such settings? :confused:
     

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