Thunderbolt and Hardware raid

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by pepatrick, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. pepatrick macrumors member

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    Why does Lacie, G-tech make non raid drive enclosures for Thunderbolt. Lacie's USB 3.0 2big has hardware raid, but not as fast as thunderbolt yet cost half the money. I would like to be able to partition a Thunderbolt raid 0 so I can access file shares in bootcamp. Spending over $1000.00 for a pegasus does not sound appealing to me.
     
  2. Chugy macrumors newbie

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    Most likely the reason why Lacie and G-Tech don't have a raid controller in the Thunderbolt products is because of the cost to license the technology from intel.

    But if you want to setup the drives in a RAID O for speed, you can do so with Apple's disk utility..

    Here is a link to a video that shows you.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbG1G3sNqwk
     
  3. WesCole macrumors 6502a

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    If you just have two regular HDDs in RAID 0, they probably won't reach the limits of USB3, much less Thunderbolt.
     
  4. LeandrodaFL macrumors 6502a

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    honestly amigo, you should only care about Thunderbolt drives if they are SSDs
     

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