I just purchased a G-Tech 4TB drive that was striped for RAID 0 (mac). I only see the one drive on my desktop–as I should–so how do I verify that the drive is working correctly and making backups to both paired drives?
Is there a mac utility or do I just pray?
Any help would be much appreciated.
A few weeks ago there was a pretty intense raid on my neighbor's house that involved flashbangs, the FBI, and the DEA. The whole shebang lasted about 3 hours, and although there were heavily armed and armored agents standing around in the street it clearly wasn't a "standoff" situation. Eventually all the armed people disappeared, some evidence tech type people removed some things from the house, a vehicle was towed, and a few (but not all) of the house's occupants were arrested. [more inside]
What do I need to know about my RAID-0 configured hard drives before removing them to send my laptop away for repair? [more inside]
I have somewhat of an unusual computer requirement: I need to be able to write data to disk at more than 1 gigabyte per second. Can you help me make this happen? [more inside]
I'm looking to end my backup mess - I have about ten external hard drives of varying sizes. my rough estimate is that I need 6TB to store my files. I was going to ask about RAID but previous questions make me wonder if it's truly right. so what should I choose? add. info inside. [more inside]
I have a PCI-E SSD as my boot drive, and a win7-created RAID 1 on two 3TB drives. My boot drive has my user folder on it, but my documents, music, pictures, videos, etc folders shortcut to their respectable folders on the RAID. I would like this to be a full redundancy scheme and it is, but I've run into several nags and I would like to know how to fix them and prepare a fix-it plan before any of the drives fails. [more inside]
I have a software RAID5 array in Ubuntu. According to the SMART status, all the devices are okay (one has "a few bad sectors," but the health is green). I have 5 drives, but I can't get the raid to assemble! I'm about to try raid create as outlined here
but it looks risky and I was hoping to see if there's something simple I'm missing. [more inside]
I have an Ubuntu installation with a software RAID. The Ubuntu installation is on a separate disk than the RAID. If I reinstall Ubuntu, will it find and mount the RAID successfully? [more inside]
Looking for advice from other mefites on how to best use the additional disks I've purchased to expand my current home Linux server. RAID5/6? Native ZFS raidz? Something else? Also curious about use of iSCSI instead of SMB for things like Time Machine, etc. [more inside]
Can I just take the guts out of my old Mac Pro and put them in my new Mac Pro? [more inside]
RAID 1 Partition Filter: Physical capacity increased. How do we increase the partition size to match on a production machine? Details within. [more inside]
Any recommendations for quiet eSATA two- or four-hard drive enclosure that supports RAID 0/1? [more inside]
I accidentally booted my two mismatched WD SATA AHCI drives in a RAID0 array and now the audio output from the media stored on those drives is static-filled and echoing (when it plays at all). Have I hosed my mp3 collection completely? [more inside]
Help me design a home server for Photoshop work. Reliable, easy to expand, and cheap are the priorities. Lots of sub-questions inside. [more inside]
Choose-my-laptop-filter. This is, in broad strokes, what I'm considering: 15" Lenovo W520 with the 1080p screen, 16Gb RAM and dual SSDs in RAID 0. Questions inside. [more inside]
How would placing two (or more!) Compact flash drives in my T40 laptop
and using them as a striped RAID 0 compare to installing an equivalent (PATA) SSD? Is there some other thinking-further-out-of-the-box way of getting lightning-fast disk performance into a Pentium M-class laptop? [more inside]
My Lightroom catalog is finally hitting the terabyte mark, which means I either need to double what I'm doing now (internal 1TB drive, which is backed up to an external 1TB drive) or something different. Any tips on how to manage large digital image collections? [more inside]
Please help me get my RAID 5 disks organized. I have two RAID 5 arrays that I feel I could make better use of. [more inside]
I recently bought a computer with two drives in RAID 1 configuration. After a couple of weeks, I started recieving the message "RAID 1 LD 1 goes critical." [more inside]
I've been a faithful Mozy backups
user for 3.5 years, but they changed their pricing structure such that it is no longer unlimited. Looking for new remote backup services. [more inside]
Sanity check: I want to build a large external storage device. I have a tower that I'm not using. I don't want the tower for anything but its case. Can I just hook up hard drives (5 or more) to a hard switched PSU, run the data cables to a SATA port multiplier, then connect that to the eSATA port on my "server"? Oh, I have RAID questions too. [more inside]
I have a lot of old hard drives hanging around and I'd like to glue them together into some sort of redundant storage "scratch drive" I can store things on. The hard drives sizes aren't similar and I'd like to add on in the future. How would you recommend I do this? [more inside]
What are your recommendations for a quiet, reliable, FW800 RAID array for home use? [more inside]
I've ordered a RAID 1 unit. It's not here yet, but I need to get an idea about how much power it draws prior to making a decision on a new UPS.
It's a 2TB NewerTech Guardian Maximus RAID 1 unit. (Two Hitachi drives inside).
Tech support says it draws a maximum of 36 watts. The online specs rate the power supply at 4.2 amps, which, multiplying volts by amps, works out to well over 400 watts. That is, if thats a valid measure of power consumption.
Anyone have experience with this or a similar unit and how much power it draws?
What is the cheapest/best way to get around 1TB of RAID 1 home storage external to any particular computer? [more inside]
I am trying to clone a Sun V440 server that is using the built-in raid (not disksuite). When I move the seed drive from the original server to the new server, the raidctl program complains that the drive is already part of another raid set (which it is), but I'd like to use it anyways as a seed for the new server. Any tips?
Which four drive NAS storage solution to choose for home use? (Summer 2010 edition) [more inside]
I need a new Mac. Please help me understand the RAID Card option, and why I should or should not include it with my purchase. [more inside]
What is the best external storage option for a PC running XBMC? [more inside]
I have a server with a Perc5/i RAID controller and 8 drive bays. I'd like to use it primarily as a storage server, with the idea of buying 4 drives now and expanding later. I'd like to put ESXi on the server and OpenFiler (or FreeNas) ontop of that. I don't need any drive redudancy (there's an attached tape controller), but I'd like to be able to pop in a new drive and expand it like you'd be able to do with LVM. Is this possible? [more inside]
I'm looking for answers and advice about configuring an internal RAID array in a Mac Pro. [more inside]
Would a pair of Solid State Disks in a RAID 1 perform proportionally worse than a pair of HDDs in a RAID 1? Are there any significant gotchas to running a Windows 7 RAID pair on SSDs? [more inside]
Can you recommend a NAS device with built-in multi-disk redundancy and support for a variety of network share protocols for a small office? [more inside]
How can I recover data from two striped RAID drives if the enclosure is not responding? Is it possible to put them inside another enclosure and have it read the striped data correctly? [more inside]
How should I set up my new HTPC's Hard Drives? [more inside]
Best RAID / Backup system for HD video on a Mac Pro? [more inside]
LaCie 5Big NAS hacks/modifications/tricks? [more inside]
I have a Dell 2900 with with space for 8 drives (Perc 5/i). Is there any kind of expandable RAID configuration I can use so I don't have to buy 8, 2TB immediately? Any ideas on what way to do this? I would like something with the equivalent of a RAID5 level protection. [more inside]
Is there any way to recover the files from a RAID 0 setup in a different computer? [more inside]
I need the best affordable solution for small business server/NAS with RAID. [more inside]
Will I be able to access data from a RAID0 array on a computer other than the creator of the set? [more inside]
How to tell if WD MyBook mirroring has failed or drive has died? [more inside]
Building your own RAID, let's talk hardware options... [more inside]
I'm involved in a dispute about whose responsible for data. The basics: A RAID array in a small company's production server died. Under extreme pressure, the technician reconfigured the array, losing data in the process. The customer assured the tech the data was backed up. It wasn't. Now the customer says the tech should have checked the backup tapes before doing anything. Who is responsible for the data repair? [more inside]
RAID 5 on the (Gigabyte) motherboard in Ubuntu Server? [more inside]
Looking for recommendations on a 4-bay Firewire/USB2 RAID enclosure that works well with OS X. I'd also like to see recs for a eSATA equivalent, though I'm definitely leaning towards Firewire/USB2. Thanks!
My Apartment was (wrongly) raided by the bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and explosives....About 12 agents with bulletproofs vests came into my apartment and handcuffed me and my roomate, then promptly left the place when they found out they did wrong. I feel angered, offended and disillusioned by our system. Is there anyway I can put in a complain of any sort to stop this from happening again? This is their website: http://www.atf.gov/ [more inside]
I am creating a media center out of a high end Dell XPS Studio. I am using Dell hybrids as the extenders, but have a question about the storage/backup RAID setup I should use. [more inside]
Anyone own one of these? MvixBOX
. I'm wondering if it lived up to your expectations.
I just purchased two WD Caviar Black 500GB HDDs and I'm trying to figure out the best backup configuration for my home computer. [more inside]