September 27th, 2005, 05:04 AM #1
"Dynamic Disks" on OSX 10.4
I've got a few 100 - 200 gig external HDD that I would LOVE to 'merge' into a single disk on OSX... I know this kind of thing can be done on a windows machine [ with Dynamic Disk formatting ] but I haven't been able to find anything on this topic for OSX's...
Is this kinda thing posible?
September 27th, 2005, 09:16 AM #2
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September 27th, 2005, 09:30 AM #3
[ I may be completely wrong on this ] but isn't RAID used to mirror and create similtanious copies of disks for peformance enhancements?
or can you set it up to create 'single partitions' out of multiple hdd's??
September 27th, 2005, 09:51 AM #4
It does both, RAID 0 is to merge disks, RAID 1 is to mirror them.
September 27th, 2005, 12:05 PM #5
RAID 0 will do what you are saying, but doesn't dynamic disks not require all disks to be on? RAID Would require both disks on all the time.
September 27th, 2005, 05:48 PM #6
Thats fine - I knew Dynamic disks worked ok because I had set it up before in my last job - but I RAID is 100% ok for what I want to do !
Cheers guys !