[mythtv-users] Hard drive recommendation
petecool at vl.videotron.ca
Sun Feb 29 23:49:04 EST 2004
Isaac Richards wrote:
>On Sunday 22 February 2004 07:59 am, Joseph A. Caputo wrote:
>>On Friday 20 February 2004 18:48, J. Donavan Stanley wrote:
>>>Chris Petersen wrote:
>>>>>Look into the Barracuda 7200.7 line...
>>>>Speaking of which, I think there is a deal for one of these listed at
>>>>techbargains.com right now.. $130 or so for a 200G drive.
>>>I've got the 200gb 7200.7 in my main Myth box. It's hot, but I've never
>>>heard it running, not even during boot up.
>>Yeah, I got one of these a little while back via the rebate CompUSA was
>>offering ($100 after rebates), and I was quite surprised & impressed at how
>>quiet it is. I can never hear it running at all, even when there's a lot
>>of disk activity.
>>I hear the Barracuda V is even quieter, if that's possible.
>Just an update on the Seagate 7200.7: I bought a 200GB 7200.7 last week, and
>it exhibits the behavior described here:
>Basically, when the drive is idle for a a little bit, it will, all on its own,
>decide to start seeking around and reading mass amounts of data.
>It's relatively loud and very annoying, when the computer would otherwise be
>quiet. I've worked around this by running a little shell script that runs
>'hdparm -I /dev/hdb' every second to prevent the drive from ever being
>detected as idle, but that's not really an ideal solution. I certainly would
>not have bought the drive if I had known of this in advance.
Weird, my 160GB ATA100 model hasn't ever done that yet... when I'm
active on the computer there's always music playing, so it woulnd't
happen, but the hard drive was never doing useless seeking like that
when I get up, or come back from school, where it would be idle for
hours. Maybe a different firmware version...
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