[mythtv-users] Hard Drives that Actually Work?

Cory Papenfuss papenfuss at juneau.me.vt.edu
Tue Dec 14 21:43:05 UTC 2004

 	I feel compelled to speak up on one more datapoint here.  I'm 
generally a big fan.  Recently there were some rebates on 120 and 160 GB 
Seagate Baracuda drives.  I got one of each, but the 160 is making a 
continuous, repeating "beep-of-death."  Although the diag util says it's 
fine, the machine locks up when it does it.

 	Just figured I'd share... need to get it replaced.  Other than 
that, I'd say that WD and Maxtor are the bottom-run IMO.  I don't know 
about Hitachi/IBM now (I got burned on three DeathStars a few years back). 
Indifferent on Samsung.


On Tue, 14 Dec 2004, nate s wrote:

> Another vote for seagate.  I have a 200G 7200.7 (PATA version) that's
> been running great for a while now.  It is almost silent, very fast
> compared to the 60G maxtor that I had before it, and barely even gets
> warm to the touch.
> On a side note, I've been looking into getting another of the exact
> same, to perhaps set up a raid array, and I've notived the price on
> them has gone up since I first bought it.  I guess they've been
> popular.
> -Nate
> On Tue, 14 Dec 2004 10:18:14 -0800, Chris Petersen
> <lists at forevermore.net> wrote:
>>> Chris,  I'm assuming that you are not taking any extra measures for
>>> cooling this drive in your pundit?  I  did some sheet metal
>>> modifications to my Pundit drive bay so that I could add cooling.
>>> Hopefully with this new drive I can remove the cooler, as it is the
>>> noisiest item in the case by far.
>> Nope, nothing special.  I've even lately taken to keeping my pundit in a
>> cabinet (granted, big hole cut out of the back of it).
>> I do have an optical drive in there, but it's unplugged, so it won't
>> generate any heat like it might if it was plugged in.
>> -Chris
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* Cory Papenfuss							*
* Electrical Engineering candidate Ph.D. graduate student               *
* Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 			*

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