[mythtv-users] OT: 160GB Western Digital, $30 after rebates

Fedor Pikus fpikus at gmail.com
Fri Jun 3 21:04:16 UTC 2005

On 6/3/05, Jeff Simpson <llcooljeff at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Great price, but these days you start running into limits on how many
> > drives you can put in a system, due to bays, IDE controllers and power.
> > (Though you can buy external usb boxes for more than the post-rebate cost
> > of this drive.)
> I'm one of the lucky few with 4 channels of IDE (up to 8 drives)
> supported in linux (it's an older gigabyte board). So the real limit
> in my system is power, heat, noise, and space! :-)

Yeah, I really miss these boards too, you can get them for Athlon XP
CPUs still, Newegg has a few, but not for any newer chips. You can get
boards with 4 or even 8 SATAs though. PATA-SATA adapters at almost
$20/piece are a bit pricy if you want to reuse a whole case of disks
>  - Jeff
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