[mythtv-users] OT: 160 gig WD - $40

Ron Johnson ron.l.johnson at cox.net
Mon Mar 21 21:40:44 UTC 2005

On Mon, 2005-03-21 at 16:09 -0500, Jeff Simpson wrote:
> On Mon, 21 Mar 2005 16:02:01 -0500, sschaefer1 at woh.rr.com
> <sschaefer1 at woh.rr.com> wrote:

> With a lack of PCI slots and IDE channels, USB seems like the next
> available option.

Too bad that firewire isn't built onto your mobo.  It's 2x faster
than "high speed" USB2.

> I personally would have opted for an external NFS server before paying
> for external drives, however. Gigabit or even 100 meg ethernet should
> be reasonably fast for video, especially if it's dedicated and on a
> switch, and you can get an NFS server running on a pretty low-end
> system (assuming it supports large drive capacities, of course). Plus
> it gives you future expandability (and you can seperate your
> frontend/backend like that as well)

So why not do it?  You are correct that switched 100Mbps Ethernet
is more than adequate for the task.

Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson, LA USA
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