[mythtv-users] Cables and more space...ideas?
pwilliamson at mandtbank.com
Mon Aug 15 15:03:51 UTC 2005
Thanks for all the suggestions. I'm trying a couple of
options and will take photos and post before and
after shots of my wire situation. Hopefully it will be
good enough to eliminate the unsightly mess.
> > 2. DVDs on Myth. I have ripped quite a few (about 40%)
> > of our collection to Myth, but I've run out of space and
> > need to figure out what my next step is.
> If you didn't setup your system using LVM, I don't know
> what your options are for growing a filesystem.
Set up using LVM. No problem there. It's the physical space
in the machine I've run out of. External firewire or USB sounds
like it may fit the bill.
> You don't mention your current case or what's installed in it,
> so it's hard to offer much here other than to point you to
> online shopping sites. ;)
Good point. Mythbackend with all the storage is a whitebox
PC with atx mobo and 6 drives in it. No more physical
space. I was thinking about one of these boxes:
I don't care about looks or noise. This is in a room far away
from any viewing areas. I can probably stuff more in either
one with one of the 2 bay 3 drive adapter brackets. I just
need to add some monster cooling.
Then I don't know how to add all the supporting connections
unless I have lots of PCI cards to support all the extra devices.
I guess that's why an external firewire enclosure would be
> silentpcreview.com has reviews and comparisons of the
> quietest drives available. My current pick would be the
> new 200G Samsung; I have two of their 160G
> spinpoints and have been very happy with them.
Agreed. I have a 120 spinpoint and an very happy with it
in my frontend.
> I think I would build up my backend to be able to supply
> capacity (storage, bandwidth, CPU if transcoding is an issue)
> and look at how to supply multiple mythfrontend feeds to the
> televisions you have.
Fortunately, I had planned for this, so no issues there.
I can supply the feeds, I just can't store enough.
Maybe I'll need to suck up and deal with plunking down
some coinage for one of the firewire enclosures like this:
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