[mythtv-users] Where are those new 1TB drives?

Larry Sanderson larry.sanderson at gmail.com
Wed Mar 7 20:03:43 UTC 2007

On Wednesday 07 March 2007 14:53, jedi at mishnet.org wrote:
> Hullo,
>     One of my MythTV related "bookmarks" is the search query
> at Fry's for 750GB drives. I noticed today that their SATA
> drives are onsale (online at least) at $270. This is the
> lowest I've seen them so far.
>      I would imagine with the 1TB's from Hitachi coming out
> that those Seagate drives would get even cheaper. Although I
> have never really seen much of a presence from Hitachi anywhere
> in the > 250GB drive market. Are these monster Hitachi drives
> actually for sale anywhere yet?
>      ...and are there any after market SATA cards that support
> 4 or more drives and aren't pushing themselves into the same
> pricerange as an entire (cheap) system?

Interesting that you should ask... I just ordered this yesterday:


In short, it is a 5-port SATA PCI card.  It does hardware RAID-3 (I thought 
raid-3 was dead?), but has been discontinued by the manufacturer and 
apparently NewEgg is trying to dump their supply.  I have confirmed that 
Linux can handle this card with a JBOD array, but I have NOT confirmed the 
driver's capacity to do hardware RAID-3.

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