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Taking existing drives out, placing into a new case

(@mediaeasier)
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Hi Guys,

I have an old MacPro 3.1 on Catalina with 4x4TB drives stripped into a RAID using this SoftRaid software. The computer has died so I would like to take the drives out, put them into some sort of new housing, and keep on using them. 

What's the best way to do this? Thanks in advance 

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Topic starter Posted : 28/12/2020 2:43 pm
(@softraid-support)
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There are no issues, likely.

Depending on how old, however, if they are really old, we may not support APM partition map. I think in 5.x, we mount them, but no longer allow creating them, etc. So they should mount automatically on a new computer/enclosure.

 

If they are already in GPT (current) disk format, they can just be connected in any way. There is no information about the volume that is not stored on the disks.

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Posted : 28/12/2020 2:47 pm
(@mediaeasier)
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@softraid-support great thanks buddy, so if I bought say a 5 Bay External Hard Drive Enclosure, chucked my drives in it it should just recognise the raid?

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Topic starter Posted : 29/12/2020 7:06 am
(@softraid-support)
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Absolutely.

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Posted : 29/12/2020 10:10 am
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