[mythtv-users] NAS RAID 5 for MythTv

Dave mythtvuser at optonline.net
Sat Feb 10 03:42:08 UTC 2007

I've been thinking about using http://www.freenas.org as the NAS server 
for my mythbox.  Has anyone else tried that?  What do you think?

Robin Hill wrote:
> On Fri Feb 09, 2007 at 05:37:45PM -0600, matthew.garman at gmail.com wrote:
>> On Fri, Feb 09, 2007 at 11:00:00PM +0000, Stroller wrote:
>>> And I find them to be fairly affordable on eBay. I'd find the
>>> off-the- shelf prices (here in the UK, at least) a little
>>> prohibitive, but I  don't think I'm impatient enough that that
>>> needs to be a problem. It  looks like one can pick up a 9500-12
>>> for a couple of hundred quid,  6TB should be enough for anybody.
>> This thread prompted me to take a gander at 3ware cards on ebay.  I
>> didn't see any used (or reasonably priced) PCI Express 3ware SATA
>> RAID cards.  All the ones I would consider affordable (e.g. 9500)
>> are 64-bit PCI cards.
> Yeah, I think it's only the 9550 which comes in PCI Express format, and
> that's really too new to have hit the second-hand market.
>> So, to those of you who own these cards, do you also have
>> motherboards with 64-bit PCI (which are usually found only on
>> "server" grade (i.e.  very expensive) boards), or do you just run
>> them in 32-bit PCI slots found on most commodity motherboards?
> I used to use it in a 32-bit slot but my latest board has a 64-bit PCI-X
> slot.  These seem to be more common since PCI Express came in - it just
> needs a cheap bridge chipset off a PCI Express bus.
>> I used to use a 64 bit SCSI card.  None of my mobos have ever had
>> the bigger PCI slots, and this card would actually *not* work in
>> several motherboards.  I'm not sure if this was a failure of the
>> motherboard or the SCSI card.
> I've had a problem with the card in some boards - not from any
> compatability issues but just because of where they've sited the
> capacitors and other chipsets have made it impossible to fit the card
> in.  I think it should work in any 3.3V PCI slot.
> Cheers,
>         Robin
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