[mythtv-users] BE Disk / Filesystem Layout

David Brodbeck gull at gull.us
Tue Apr 17 18:33:12 UTC 2007

Brian Wood wrote:
> Of course to take advantage of the speed of U320 15K RPM SCSI drives  
> you have to spend more on a controller than you might spend on an  
> entire Myth system. Then you need a 64-bit PCI slot to put the  
> controller in, so just about any mobo ever discussed on this list is  
> out the window...

And the 15K drive will be noisier, use more power, and create more heat
than a slower drive.

I suppose if you're recording multiple HD streams the added speed
*might* be useful, but a lot of people are using ordinary 7200 rpm
desktop drives.

Google's big hard disk study refers to differences in reliability
between brands but is coy about actually naming names.  In home use my
drives almost always outlive their usefulness regardless of brand.

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