I'm a video editor - I edit with HD content and need RAID for my DATA HDDs.
I want to install OSX86 on a regular single HDD to keep things simple. So that if my OS will become unstable - I'll just re-install and the RAID DATA and structure will still stay intact.
I'm going to use the Gigabyte GA-X58-UD5 MoBo that has 10 SATA ports! this rig will use VISTA64 + Leopard 10.5.7
I want to use its on-board RAID controller to install a RAID-0 or Raid-5 array.
that way I'll be able to set partitions from that raid to windows and for mac on the same array and I won;t depend of the OS's - I'd like to avoid software OS raid - beacause it will depend on the OS stability - the OS is got the RAID is got (correct me if I'm wrong)
I think Hardware RAID array is better because it won't depend on the easy to mess up OSX86 OS that I may reinstall or update updates etc.
I read that the new iAtkos v7 10.5.7 release supports RAID.
Easy installation on RAID targets with manual bootloader installers and packages.
Hi arkapro and welcome to aquamac forums. iatkos v7 is still fairly new so maybe not to many people here will have tried it. I suspect this is going to be Software Raid but I would like to think that one day hardware raid can be fixed.
I have also seen that the latest release of Chameleon bootloader (RC2) supports Raid, though have not tried it yet myself and once again it looks like only software raid is supported:
Apple software RAID support
With the RC2 version you no longer need to edit your boot.plist to add the RAID volume’s uuid for the kernel. Also we can display the RAID volume label properly.
Your best bet maybe to set windows up as your Hardware raid, set up OSX on a single disk, then use either Chameleon OR the Gigabyte's boot selector to choose the OS at boot time. This worked for me before.