View Full Version : Adding SATA drives to RAID Mac OS X Server 10.4.8

10-12-2006, 09:04 AM
I just bought two SATA 250 GB drives from woot.com and would like to add them as a RAID configuration into my two existing RAID drives in my G4. Will I need to add a SATA Device to IDE Device Mini Vertical Bridge to make all four drives work as a RAID? What other options do I have with the new drives?


10-12-2006, 09:38 AM
If you have a stock G4 then you will need a SATA controller (recommend Sonnet or Firmtek).

Not sure what you mean by converting SATA-PATA, its usually the other way around.

As for RAID, you can buy a Hardware Raid controller (not really recommended by me personally), or use SoftRaid, or Apple's built in Software RAID.

Confused yet?

10-12-2006, 10:11 AM
Very confusing stuff! I didn't put the server together myself so I will need to putz around with the system and see if Apple's built in Software RAID is what we are using now.

Is this the controller you mentioned:
Sonnet Tempo Raid 133 IDE Controller Card

Will I need on for each of the new drives? Or can it control the two new SATA drives plus the ones already installed?


10-12-2006, 10:13 AM
Right now we have Raid Admin.app version 1.3.3 installed