Striped RAID on macbook pro

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

  1. trismeplz macrumors newbie

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    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 G3

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    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

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    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

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