[mythtv-users] Newbie's Hardware any problems?

Matt - MythTV Users Group List mythtv at elmss.com
Sun Dec 25 22:01:21 EST 2005

I was thinking of staying away from WD cause they were noisy in my Tivo.
I was reading somewhere that Maxtor had some utility that I could use to
lower he RPM's when the drive was not under heavy use.

I have no problems with Seagate.

And as for the memory, 512 GB is the latest trend.  512 MB is Childs

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[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Steve Adeff
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Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Newbie's Hardware any problems?

On Friday 23 December 2005 20:05, John Andersen wrote:
> On 12/23/05, Dewey Smolka <dsmolka at gmail.com> wrote:
> > All things considered I'd probably go first for WD or Seagate,
> > for Maxtor. I can't recommend Samsung.
> Well, nowdays (or very soon) Maxtor will BE Seagate...
> I've also had really good luck with the Ex-IBM Hitachi
> drives even tho there was a period where many people
> reported problems with them.  I've never had one
> fail and I use them in production servers a lot.
> The first WD I put in this MythBox of mine was bad
> out of the box, and Its replacement has been
> solid.

bathtub curve, its normal, its why I always stress test all new
harddrives I 
have before "relying" on them. My friend just bought two ~200gig seagate

drives for a raid 1 array in his new computer. One died early, the other

going strong.

I've had excellent luck with WD's so far, running 5 in various systems.
infant death syndromes luckily, and they've all been running great.
price t'boot. I have a few older Maxtor's, one IDS'd got it RMA'd and
the new 
one is solid, the other two have been great. Granted, one is a 18GB SCSI
Atlas 10K-III....(man I love that drive).  I've got no Seagate IDE's but
have a 70G SCSI seagate thats ~5yo thats been great, I do all my video 
editing off of it, and I'm getting it a sister off my friend, might have
raid them...

> If At all possible I like to have two drives, one
> for the OS, and one for Myth and the database.
> That way you can reformat with less hassle.

I have similar, one for the OS and db, one for Myth recordings, 4 or 5
however many I have now for archived/downloaded recordings. Use
for each important directory and make your life easy when doing

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