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G4 RAID plan of action
Posted by: JJ_TKOB
Date: December 17, 2005 10:47AM
Currently running G4 on a single 160GB SATA hard drive attached to a SeriTek controller (2 channel card).

Parts to make the plan work:

250GB Lacie firewire backup drive
2 each 36GB WD Raptor SATA drives (10,000 RPM)


Plan:

1. Clone 160GB drive to firewire drive using SilverKeeper 1.4
2. Set G4 to boot from Lacie 250GB firewire drive and verify that it does.
3. Shut down G4 and remove 160GB drive.
4. Install two WD 36GB Raptor drives.
5. Boot from 250GB Lacie Firewire drive.
6. Use disk utility to set up Raptors as striped RAID array.
7. Clone firewire drive to new RAID array using SilverKeeper 1.4
8. Set G4 to boot from RAID array.
9. Reboot and cross fingers.

Afterwards:

If all goes well, I will buy an external firewire enclosure for the 160GB backup drive.
I also have an 80GB IDE drive which I can install in the G4 to bring the total storage capacity back to where it was before I started (close anyway).


Any holes in my plan? The only one I can think of is that the current drive may have more data on it than the RAID array will be able to store so I may have to move some data off of the 160GB drive before beginning.






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Re: G4 RAID plan of action
Posted by: OWC Larry
Date: December 17, 2005 10:48AM
At Macworld - going to see a far more elegant solution from OWC. smiling smiley



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Re: G4 RAID plan of action
Posted by: endymion
Date: December 17, 2005 10:49AM
Oooh, ooh, tell us now! Who isn't always interested in elegant data solutions?
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Re: G4 RAID plan of action
Posted by: Furiously Stylish
Date: December 17, 2005 11:00AM
72 Gb is a little lean for a startup volume in my opinion, unless you've got very little in there.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/17/2005 11:00AM by Furiously Stylish.
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Re: G4 RAID plan of action
Posted by: JJ_TKOB
Date: December 17, 2005 11:01AM
OOOOHHHHH NOOOOOO!!!!!

Thanks Larry. Now no one is going to read my post! ;)



As I said in my earlier thread on this topic, I know this isn't the best method, but it is the method I can afford right now since I have all of the parts on hand.



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Re: G4 RAID plan of action
Posted by: JJ_TKOB
Date: December 17, 2005 11:23AM
Man, now I can't even read my own post.

What is it Larry? I gotta know...

Is it a FW800 controller and external enclosure package. Inside the external enclosure is a RAID array?


Is that it? Is it, is it?






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