[mythtv-users] OT Hardware RAID 5 Recommendations

Tom Lichti tom at redpepperracing.com
Tue Dec 12 20:35:01 UTC 2006

Nathan Harris wrote:
> 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?
> -Nathan

XFS on the Myth box, EXT3 on the webserver.


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