[mythtv-users] Samba 3 better than NFS 3 for recording over Ethernet

Michael J. Lynch mlynch at gcom.com
Fri Dec 30 14:11:01 EST 2005

Brad DerManouelian wrote:
> On Dec 29, 2005, at 12:33 PM, Yeechang Lee wrote:
>> Brad DerManouelian <myth at dermanouelian.com> says:
>>> Yeechang, what kind of drives are in your RAID 5? ATA-133? 7200  RPM?  =
>>> 8MB Cache?
>> They are Seagate Barracuda.8 400GB PATA drives (I got a fantastic
>> price on 'em a year ago, the month after their debut). Not far from
>> the state of the art for drives even today, and needless to say each
>> with 7200RPM and 8MB cache.
> Then you're right. You should be getting MUCH better performance out  of 
> these drives. I'm still sticking to my guns that RAID 5 is one of  the 
> slowest RAID choices. :) It's just a simple fact.
> Are you sure you don't have a drive failure? RAID 5 will continue on  
> normally but your speed will sink fast if a drive fails.

Or....possibly there was a reason for the *fantastic* price.

Michael J. Lynch

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