[mythtv-users] USB Drive question

Myles Eftos madpilot at gmail.com
Thu Feb 2 13:21:14 UTC 2006

I've bee having trouble with USB 2 - my setup doesn't seem to allow
tranfers speeds quick enough to even play DIVX video. However, I am
running an EPIA M10000, and from what I can tell, the USB bus has some

Because theorectically USB 2 should be more than quick enough...

On 2/2/06, PAUL WILLIAMSON <pwilliamson at mandtbank.com> wrote:
> > >>> kuphal at dls.net 02/02/06 12:18 AM >>>
> >> 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?
> >>
> >My concern would simply be that in order to use 4 250gb
> >drives effectively, you need to use LVM.  Putting removable
> >media in an LVM setup is probably a bad idea.  If that disk
> >goes offline for any reason, your LVM partition is hosed.
> >USB drives can work great for Video, Music, or even
> >Images data, but I would never use it for my recording
> >partition or anything LVM related.
> No way am I using LVM ever again.  I'm trying to save up
> some cash for a hardware raid5 solution.  I lost about
> 3 years worth of recordings, some I don't care about, some
> that are not easily replaced.  I guess I'll just use these
> for backup, which is a decent idea for those hard to
> replace recordings.
> I just thought these were such a good deal I could
> use them temporarily, but I guess I'll wait for
> another few months to put in my huge array.
> Paul
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