User had an old, no longer supported Promise RAID5 that had a drive stop working.
I inserted a replacement, but after 3 days the RAID didn't rebuild.
I pulled the new drive, but even though I was able to see the folders, no files could be accessed.
I called Promise.
Because the RAID was an older model, Promise had no Promise software was able to run on any Mac to do diagnostics. They told me to find a backup, attach the drive to a Windows Machine, and only use it with Windows.
This is a disappointment. I had a backup on BackBlaze, but it takes days to recover 2 TB
I need to choose between:
- Finding an old Mac that will run the old Promise software, reformatting the Pegasus RAID 5, and assuming that the error was a one-show
- Buying a new Pegasus 2 Thunderbolt - connected unit
- Buying a CRU RAID one, and connecting it with a Thunderbolt to Firewire 800 connector, or else USB 3
User has a collection of Videos that they want to keep on a RAID.
They do not add videos very often, and may do some simple editing from time to time.
I realize that the RAID 1 would allow them to pull a drive out for safe keeping, and then rebuild the mirror.
I am wondering if CRU unit with USB 3 connected directly to a 3 year old iMac would have the throughput necessary to play Quicktime MOV files