Booting a 2013 Mac Pro with a RAID-0 setup

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nunz
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Booting a 2013 Mac Pro with a RAID-0 setup

Post by nunz » 24 Jul 2020, 00:25

I have the following system configuration:
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Late 2013 Mac Pro
• macOS Catalina 10.15.6
• 2.7 GHz 12-Core Intel Xeon E5
• 128 GB 1066 MHz DDR3
• AMD FirePro D500 3 GB
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I am considering the following setup:
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• TerraMaster TD2 Thunderbolt 3 or TD2 Thunderbolt 3 Plus.
• Install two identical 1TB SSD's and configure them as RAID-0.
• Apple Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter.
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Question.
Will my Mac Pro boot from the above RAID-0 setup?

The whole thing may appear an overkill for a 7-year-old Mac Pro. But, I am hoping that this scheme will let me easily move to a new Mac with a Thunderbolt 3 interface early next year.

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Re: Booting a 2013 Mac Pro with a RAID-0 setup

Post by TMroy » 24 Jul 2020, 23:11

The answer is yes if your Mac have a thunderbolt 3 port. To connect with a thunderbolt 2, you need to purchase an adapter, for this case, we are not sure if it can boot properly. We did not test like this, I can’t tell.

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