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How to move from an Apple Raid Card (Hardware) to Softraid

(@jkdesigns)
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I want to know if it's possible to go from Apple Hardware Raid in a Mac Pro using an Apple Raid Card to Softraid. I want to be able to take out the card for good. I currently have it striped Raid 0. The card works however the battery has failed for the 4th time, so I want to rid myself of the problem of a hardware raid.

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Topic starter Posted : 17/12/2019 6:40 am
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We cannot mount the hardware RAID volume. You would have to backup, then connect the drives any way, initialize them with SoftRAID and create a new volume.

You may be able to continue to use the card in "JBOD" mode, depending on how bad it is failing, or get a SATA card.

But the disk format for the card is proprietary and we never built a converter for that.

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Posted : 17/12/2019 1:14 pm
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