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Highpoint 2720SGL WORKS Perfectly in a Hackintosh

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I just installed Mojave and everything works just fine. Got my 8x1TB RAID5 Setup running with good speeds for videoediting/rendering.

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I just installed Mojave and everything works just fine. Got my 8x1TB RAID5 Setup running with good speeds for videoediting/rendering.

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Thank you for confirming. I'll upgrade my server over the weekend.
 
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I just installed Mojave and everything works just fine. Got my 8x1TB RAID5 Setup running with good speeds for videoediting/rendering.
Excellent to hear! Ive been considering finally pulling the trigger on upgrading my home server which is still running Mavericks(!) but wanted to know for sure Mojave would still play nice with HPT raid volumes.
 
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Highpoint Technology RocketRAID 2720SGL
NewEgg item: N82E16816115100

Plextor M5P Xtreme 256GB SSD

NewEgg item: N82E16820249033

Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB 7200RPM
NewEgg item: N82E16822148834

There are native drivers for this card in OSX. I have 2x Plextor Extreme 256GB SSD running in RAID 0 as my boot drive and 4x 2TB Seagate with 64MB cache, running in RAID 5. I have my home folder mounted in the RAID 5 setup and I'm getting over 500MB read and writes to this drive. My 2 SSD's are getting over 700MB writes and over 900MB reads.


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Computer is a Gigabyte Z77x-UD5H and 2x Samsung 2TB drives
 
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How did this work out for you long term? The only HighPoint cards that support TRIM for SSDs are the new SSD7120 but it only works with U.2 drives! All other HighPoint cards (I have the RR2760a and RR2840a) do not support TRIM. My best 1TB SATA SSDs so far are the Mushkin 1tb reactors. Mushkin says they will work OK without TRIM but will also benefit from TRIM. This doesn't leave me with a good feeling. For now, I'll use the RR2840a (4 SAS ports, $250 at Amazon) to drive 12 5tb Seagate 2.5s in RAID 10 and run 1 SAS port out the back for external use.
Hi @macs_forever , what are your write/read speeds of those 12 drives in RAID 10?
And, are you connecting 4 drives on each mini SAS connector using this type of cable?
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812117624

Thanks
 
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Hi @macs_forever , what are your write/read speeds of those 12 drives in RAID 10?
And, are you connecting 4 drives on each mini SAS connector using this type of cable?
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812117624

Thanks
Yes, I use cables like that. The drives are SLOW seagate 4tb drives. There are benchmarks already on the forum.

600+ MB/sec -- very acceptable for a RAID 10 backup array. (A Raid 0 of 5 RAID 1 pairs with 2 drives held in reserve as live spare disks)

https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/post-disk-speeds-using-aja.250695/#post-1737030
 
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Yes, I use cables like that. The drives are SLOW seagate 4tb drives. There are benchmarks already on the forum.
Thanks for the reply about the cable @macs_forever
About the disk benchmark, do you have any idea when you posted or where? You have a bunch of benchmarks posted but I'm having trouble finding the disks ones.

Thanks!
 
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Thanks for the reply about the cable @macs_forever
About the disk benchmark, do you have any idea when you posted or where? You have a bunch of benchmarks posted but I'm having trouble finding the disks ones.

Thanks!
Look again... I updated it.
 
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Thanks for the reply about the cable @macs_forever
About the disk benchmark, do you have any idea when you posted or where? You have a bunch of benchmarks posted but I'm having trouble finding the disks ones.

Thanks!
What ever you are planning, avoid RAID 5 with anything larger than about 5 x 2tb disks. your odds of recovery are pretty slim if a drive fails. RAID 50 would be a solution but I don't think the RocketRAID cards do 50 on macs yet.
 
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What ever you are planning, avoid RAID 5 with anything larger than about 5 x 2tb disks. your odds of recovery are pretty slim if a drive fails. RAID 50 would be a solution but I don't think the RocketRAID cards do 50 on macs yet.
Actually I'm thinking about 3x 2TB SSD on RAID 0, I don't know if that configuration will benefit from having a RAID card or it's just fine using Disk Utility as I'm doing right now with 3 x 2TB HDD.
I just need as much as Read/Write performance as I can get, and I don't know if having a RAID card instead of using software RAID makes much difference.
 
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