[mythtv-users] OT Hardware RAID 5 Recommendations

Nathan Harris nharris at eoimaging.com
Tue Dec 12 20:29:24 UTC 2006

Tom Lichti wrote:
> I am running software RAID5 on two machines, my master backend (3 SD 
> cards and two HD tuners - HDHomeRun, P4 2.0GHz) and I have not had any 
> real performance issues. Once when all 5 tuners were recording, and with 
> realtime comm-flagging enabled, there were some IOBOUND errors, but that 
> only ever happened once. The other machine is my webserver (P4 2.8GHz) 
> which serves a large forum and picture gallery, and it has never shown 
> disk performance issues. They are both using IDE drives on internal 
> controllers.
> Software RAID5 is definitely a viable option.
> Tom
What file system are you using?


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