[mythtv-users] Any ideas how to make my hard drive shut up?
charriglists at bellsouth.net
Tue May 30 14:29:52 UTC 2006
Richard Bronosky wrote:
> Here is my system:
> I've been happy with it for several months now, but I'm started to get
> annoyed with the HD performance. I opted for the HD with 16MB of
> cache, I have 512MB of RAM but for some reason the HD is constantly
> grinding. I get the feeling that my system isn't using it's hardware
> optimally. I would think that 512MB would be plenty of RAM for a
> PVR-500 FE/BE system. However, during playback most of the time the
> HD never stops grinding.
> BTW, this is KnoppMyth R5B7
What do you mean by grinding? Spooling HD takes a lot of data, the
drive has to work to supply all that data. 16MB of cache don't mean
squat when you're sending several gigs per hour! Say you have a 1 hour
show, it's say 5 Gigs (being really conservative), that's about 1.3MB
per second. You can't do much about that but get a quiet drive.
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