[mythtv] Subject for my last message: PVR 250 Audio

Jim Paris jim at jtan.com
Sat Apr 19 20:25:17 EDT 2003

> Hmm, I don't know how to read that benchmark, but 7MB/s is very slow for
> sequential access to a modern hard disk.  Between 20-40MB/s depending on
> which section of the disk you are writing to is more realistic.

This is to a file, so it's not necessarily sequential (and includes
filesystem overhead) so it's closer to what myth should be able to
accomplish.  Even 7MB/s should be plenty for 16Mbit/s video.

> However, this is for sequential access, real transfer rates are lower, and
> that number above may be correct...?
> Try a "hdparm -tT" speed test and see what that says, it should be much
> higher than 7MB/s

hdparm -tT gives about 30.


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