Whats the Best RAID Card for Mac?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mickdelaney, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. mickdelaney macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    I'm a bit of a novice with raid cards. i have a mac pro 2008 model, and am using it for music production. i want to get a card so i can run RAID 5 against 4 internal 1TB drives.
    I've seen that apple sell a card for £560 but also I've noticed people here mentioning caldigit, alothough that seems to be a no no.
    i've also heard of Areca or ProAVIO.
    Thay all seem to be the around the 500 mark.

    Any advise on what to get???
    Cheers.
     
  2. mickdelaney thread starter macrumors newbie

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    bump...

    any advise at all.. i'm thinking of going for the apple one...

    thanks in advance..
     
  3. joaoferro37 macrumors 6502

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    Good choice. If you are going to get CalDigit, you will have downtime, not functioning RAID for your Mac Pro every single time when Apple release any OS update.
     
  4. mickdelaney thread starter macrumors newbie

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    cheers for the advise.

    i'm thinking RAID 0+1 with 4 1 TB drives using the mac raid card.
     
  5. joaoferro37 macrumors 6502

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    There is a price difference between Apple RAID card and third party but can you afford the down time?
     
  6. Gymnut macrumors 68000

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    Are the reported problems with the battery on the Apple RAID card that widespread?
     
  7. mickdelaney thread starter macrumors newbie

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    downtime...

    not really. the last thing i want is downtime, hence the reason i'm going for RAID in the first place, and mac's in general :)
     

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