[mythtv-users] USB Drive question

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Thu Feb 2 04:39:07 UTC 2006

On 2/1/06, PAUL WILLIAMSON <pwilliamson at mandtbank.com> wrote:
> I've just lucked into 4 250gb usb drives.  Is this ok to use for
> livetv and recordings?  I'm planning to do xfs and either
> symlinking or some other method.  Is this ok, or should
> I break out my old server and set these ide drives up
> as internal and nfs mount them over to the
> mythbackend?

Your options are basically LVM them or RAID5 them. I think USB 2.0 is
fast enough to handle the amount of data transfer for any of these
situations, but if not someone will correct me. Both of these will
allow you to use them all as "one" drive. RAID 5 has the advantage of
redundency and increasing transfer speeds.

I think your best bet would be to take the drives out and stick them
into a computer and connect them to a "real" drive bus. Then do an LVM
or RAID5 setup.


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