[mythtv-users] HD buffer size important?

Brian Stults bstults at crim.ufl.edu
Thu Apr 1 12:04:21 EST 2004

I'm looking to buy a hard drive to expand storage.  I am very attracted 
to the Samsung 160GB drive.  It got a great review at silentpcreview, 
with a claim that it may be even quieter than the venerable Seagate 
Baracuda IV.

Newegg.com currently has a sale on the version with a 2 GB buffer for 
$93.  The one with an 8 GB buffer is $123.  My question is how important 
is buffer size for mythtv?  I am on a very tight budget, so I can 
probably not afford the $123 drive, but I don't want to buy the $93 
drive if I'll be dissatisfied.

512 MB DDR
Athlon XP 2000



Brian J. Stults
Assistant Professor
Center for Studies in Criminology and Law
University of Florida
phone: (352) 392-1025 x207    fax: (352) 392-5065

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