[mythtv-users] Re: RAID5 ATA IDE hardware card recommendations for mythbackend machine

Greg Cope gregcope at gmail.com
Fri Dec 10 20:36:55 UTC 2004

> The problem is that there is *NO* economical backup solution for
> end-users with hundreds of GB of data. The only thing that comes close
> is to have another RAID in another machine that you mirror to.
> Individual drives aren't big enough for large collections (I don't even
> have Myth running yet nor do I rip DVDs and I've got > 150GB), DVD-R
> media is not that cheap, especially when you need dozens of discs to
> back things up (can you say inconvenient). Tape drives have the
> capacity, but are very expensive.
> I agree that having an offline backup is ideal, but it just isn't
> practical for normal users at these data volumes. Building a RAID is
> it...and hope you don't get a power spike that blows the whole machine up.
> -Pete

400Gb drives are becoming common and cheap.

Plus a surge plug is not that expensive.

Althought your point is still valid.


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