[mythtv] performance

Calvin Harrigan mythtv-dev@snowman.net
13 Dec 2002 21:07:54 -0500

On Fri, 2002-12-13 at 19:44, Chuck Ferring wrote:
> Does anyone have a hard drive recommendation? What kind of performance
> do people get with whatever brand/model they're using?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joe [mailto:joe@nationnet.com] 
> Sent: Friday, December 13, 2002 4:35 PM
> To: mythtv-dev@snowman.net
> Subject: Re: [mythtv] performance
> I have a slower CPU/ memory and I can pause and play TV on both tuners.
> With both tuners recording, my system starts to top out. I also encode
> at 640 x 480 so it looks like the main difference is the hard drive.
> 423MB of my memory is in use for cached files meaning that 79MB is used
> for the programs to run, so I'm not sure that more memory will help.
> Whichever way you decide to go, let us know how it works out.
> Chuck Ferring wrote:

I recommend a seagate barracude IV with the fluid bearings.
TYey are fairly fast (I get 38-40 MB/S) and extremely quiet.  
According to specs 2.4 db, idle 3.3 seek.

I bought recently it's been working as advertised.
You can pick up one at best buy (80GB) and get a $40 rebate this week.