[mythtv] performance

Calvin Harrigan mythtv-dev@snowman.net
14 Dec 2002 12:27:56 -0500

On Sat, 2002-12-14 at 04:05, Henk Poley wrote:
> > Van: Calvin Harrigan <calvinharrigan@earthlink.net>
> >
> > 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.
> Yup, that's the best one, both good and very silent
> > 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.
> About time to ask, what this 'rebate' stuff you're all talking about?
> 	Henk Poley <><
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Rebate:  Marketing ploy to get you into a store by showing a really low
price in advertising only to find out that you have to pay the full
price initially (including taxes) in the hopes that they will return the
mentioned payback within a reasonable amount of time, if ever.

Just my $.02, I personally despise them.  But I got a 3 year warranty as
opposed to a 1 year if I had bought the OEM version for the same price
after rebate.