Raid controller mac pro 2009

Reasons being that Apple is and always has been extremely proprietary and closed with their software and also has a very small share of the home computer market and an even smaller percent of the commercial market. Therefore, no incentive for anyone to create software for it.

April 10th, 3. It was worth asking.

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You never know what some ex-Apple contractor may have done in their spare time. The card threw a battery fail error on March Without the battery backed write cache, it is almost useless. I doubt I can get a new battery. I'll pull the card and put it in storage. Tags for this Thread raid.

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Bookmarks Bookmarks Digg del. The time now is For details and our forum data attribution, retention and privacy policy, see here. Which, now that the array is made up of 2TB drives, takes about 36 hours. Kind of scary because the flakes seem random, and if one of the "good" drives fails during the rebuild, the whole array is lost. And at 3TB, I don't have full backups for the array.

I've also been feeling like there are performance issues with these 2TB drives that I didn't have before, but I can't be sure. BTW, the reason I'm getting 2TB drives instead of bigger ones as there are serious questions about whether or not the card can handle bigger drives.

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Also, while I've never bought an Apple Drive except for the ones that came with the machine and have found those to wear out sooner than the Hitachi drives , Apple does include custom firmware on their drives and I do believe that makes a difference with the RAID card. Personally I would not attempt to use the card with drives other than from Apple, Hitachi, or Seagate. For sure I would not try using "green" drives that slow down their spindle speed to conserve power.

That's asking for performance nightmares. By clicking "Post Your Answer", you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of service , privacy policy and cookie policy , and that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. I'll let you in on a little not so secret. Personally I'm using WD Green drives. That said, there's only one way to find out.

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Mark Henderson Mark Henderson 5, 5 33 Thanks for the response. Do the green's actually work with Apple's card then? I'm afraid I don't know for sure, as I'm running them on a Dell card, but if they "Don't work well" that that usually means that in some capacity that they do work, which means you're probably safe. If you buy just one drive from a chain store you can probably safely return it if it doesn't work.


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If it does work, go to your local discount store and buy the rest? We thought it was ridiculous to pay what Apple was asking for drives. We got bit, though, with a batch of hard drives that had a firmware flaw and many other people, with and without RAID sets, lost data due to it.


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We have since learned that Apple does make sure that Apple-branded drives have firmware on them that will work with their controller. I'd have to say that the extra money is for peace of mind. In the future, we will consider third-party RAID drives, as they offer more advanced features that may have facilitated recovery. You can use any drives with them. MacLemon MacLemon 3 6.

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