[mythtv-users] Re: Hard Drives that Actually Work?

Hamish Moffatt hamish at cloud.net.au
Tue Dec 28 01:43:33 UTC 2004

On Tue, Dec 14, 2004 at 12:44:26PM -0800, CrAzY mAD wrote:
> There's a very interesting read on this in a Seagate
> whitepaper
> (http://www.seagate.com/content/docs/pdf/whitepaper/D2c_More_than_Interface_ATA_vs_SCSI_042003.pdf)

The article explains why performance is lower for PS drives,
but doesn't actually say a lot about why reliability is lower.
The only thing it says is that the duty cycle is higher due
to less intelligent seeking.

Does a disk which is spinning 24x7 but is mostly idle
(eg my Myth installation) fail more quickly than a disk
which is powered off for those other hours?

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish at debian.org> <hamish at cloud.net.au>

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