[mythtv-users] Big quiet drive on the cheap

Paul Woodward paul_woodward at fastnet.co.uk
Wed Jan 14 09:55:12 EST 2004

I have an Abit IS7 and have no problems booting from SATA.

In case anyone has run out of space as I did, I used the software RAID capability of the 2.6 kernel to make a 320Gb RAID0 array. Only note is that you can't boot from RAID0 as far as I know. It's working fine so far.


> On Tuesday 13 January 2004 17:09, Boyd II, Willy wrote:
> > Has anyone actually picked up one of these in the stores?  I went by
> > my local CompUSA last night, and all they had on the shelves was a
> > 160GB, for $99 after rebates.  But the website indeed says 200GB, so
> > I ordered online and selected in-store pickup.  Just curious what
> > kind of arguing to expect tonight when I go pick mine up ;-)
> I believe the 160GB drive they have on special is the Barracuda V drive,
> and (I believe) is Serial ATA only.  The 200GB drive is the 7200.7
> drive and is EIDE/ATA 100.  Don't get the 160GB drive unless you have
> SATA (and even then, you may have difficulty using it under Linux,
> unless your mobo/BIOS has a 'legacy' mode that can control an SATA
> drive like a regular IDE/ATA drive).
> -JAC
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