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    RAID Question
    Ok so while i wait for the Quad Processor i have managed to purchase 3 x 1TB Seagate Identical Drives but what do i do Stripe them to make 3Tb ????

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    You will have no protection with RAID 0. You would be better served using a better RAID level for your needs. In this situation if you lose one drive all is gone. If data is important at all you really need to look to RAID 5 or better which will give you parity and the ability to lose a drive and be OK until you get it replaced and rebuilt.
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    I obviously cant achieve Raid 5 with the onboard controller or can i ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimplyMac2013 View Post
    I obviously cant achieve Raid 5 with the onboard controller or can i ?
    Mac Pro I am assuming?? You can do software RAID, but the performance is better with a hardware solution. I have heard mixed reviews on Apple's hardware RAID controller and I have not worked with one to tell you much.
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    Im currently un decided what to do my idea is to transfer all in which I'm half way through my DVD making them into a m4v collection and stream on my Apple TV's i have dotted around the house. I ether leave them separately or use raid but as you say Raid 0 an 1 are un safe.

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