[mythtv-users] Hard Drives that Actually Work?

Asciimonster asciimonster at myrealbox.com
Tue Dec 14 17:28:56 UTC 2004

Over the last two years I bought 5 hard disks as upgrades for the Myth 
boxes I've made; 2 Maxtor, 3 WD. Once a WD was DOP (Dead on Purchase) 
and got it replaced. I also got a lot of old (<20 GB) drives and my 
experience is that most drives (regardless of the brand) die after a 
year or 5 to 10.

Paul.Buchanan at thomson.com wrote:

>I just had my second Western Digital Special Edition 200 GB drive die on me.  Since I'm using an ASUS Pundit, I figured heat was the culprit, so the second drive had a dual-fan cooler on it.  No such luck.  After about three months of use, performance suddenly degrades, and the journals begin to corrupt.  A few days later, I/O errors crop up, and the drive is pretty much useless.  
>Are these drives just not up to the stress of a PVR?  I'm interested in hearing what kind of drives people have had good luck with, as I've about had it with these.  I'll get my third on warranty, but It won't be going back into a myth box.
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