[mythtv-users] OT Hardware RAID 5 Recommendations

Mike Poublon poublon at geeksoft.dyndns.org
Tue Dec 12 20:32:34 UTC 2006

Interesting, How much ram does the box have? The reason that I ask is 
that you have to make sure that you dd a file that is large enough to 
cause the machine to actually start writing to the disk instead of just 
caching the writes to ram. I've run into the situation where a machine 
with a large amount of ram, 4GB to be exact, wouldn't return consistent 
results till I used larger file sizes that caused the write caches to be 


Paul Hamm wrote:
> Interesting ran this on my machine.  See the bottom for PC specs.  The
> system is running 2 instances of FAH.  Not a very consistent test.
> Using a 6 Disk raid 5 array.

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