Thunderbolt and Hardware raid

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

  1. pepatrick macrumors member

    Nov 23, 2011
    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

    Aug 13, 2012
    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.
  3. WesCole macrumors 6502a

    Jul 1, 2010
    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


    Apr 6, 2011
    honestly amigo, you should only care about Thunderbolt drives if they are SSDs

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