Striped RAID on macbook pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by trismeplz, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. trismeplz macrumors newbie

    May 24, 2009
    Hey guys,

    I've placed an order for a new macbook pro and decided to go with the 2 hard disk route via optibay and was wondering would it be possible to RAID the two harddisk together.

    I have never done RAID before so apologies for the noob question. I googled and found that you don't necessarily need two of the same harddisk and is it possible to RAID the stock Apple SSD with a Seagate 7200.4 or should I just keep them seperate?

    Any advice is much appreciated!
  2. cmaier macrumors G5

    Jul 25, 2007
    You can raid them together pretty easily (as long as you don't need bootcamp). I'd avoid raiding an ssd to a hard drive, though. THe SSD is fast enough, first of all, so what's the point? You'd probably actually end up slowing down the average read/write time.
  3. trismeplz thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 24, 2009
    Thanks for the quick reply and I kinda thought as much :D I'll be using bootcamp so I guess it would be best to just split the two up...
  4. johnnj macrumors 6502a

    Dec 11, 2008
    Not here

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