[mythtv-users] Re: minimalist hardware for mythtv backend using PVR-350 or PVR-250?

Yan-Fa Li yanfali at best.com
Wed Oct 13 03:55:19 UTC 2004

That sounds like so much fun.  You have to post pictures of this when 
you're done!  Looking forward to seeing your project completed.  Don't 
think USB1 will cut it.  Only 12mbits/sec.  That's about 1MB/s.  Also 
even USB2 drives are pretty CPU intensive, so you might want to 
reconsider.  That's why a lot of people use Firewire, lower CPU load.

Andrew Plumb wrote:
> Ah yes, I want to squeeze it all into a 5-1/4" footprint so I can
> mount it in a CDROM drive bay.  ;-)  That may be a bit of a stretch,
> so I'm willing to put the X-board+PVR-x50 in the 5-1/4" bay with an
> external IDE connector to an HD mounted elsewhere...  Or I just might
> skip the IDE interface all together and take advantage of the USB
> interface so drives are hot-swappable...
> First things first. :-)
> Andrew.

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