[mythtv-users] Where are those new 1TB drives?
dsr-myth at tao.merseine.nu
Sun Mar 11 22:09:47 UTC 2007
On Sat, Mar 10, 2007 at 05:23:30PM -0700, Brian Wood wrote:
> RAID5 is a good compromise between redundancy and capacity. It does
> have a bit more overhead than RAID0 or RAID1 but that's really not a
> problem with any machine made in the last decade. You need a minimum
> of 3 same-size drives (or at least same-size partitions), so with the
> drives you describe you would use both 250s and a 250GB partition on
> the 350 for a total of 500GB storage. That leaves some left on the
> 350 for an operating system, swap, and possibly a boot partition.
Myth users generally like RAID 5 because:
- it's relatively cheap. You lose the capacity of 1 drive in N,
usually 1/4 or 1/5.
- the data is not very expensive (record another showing)
- the data is not very expensive (rip it off the DVD again)
- the data is not very expensive (no one is paying you to do
For many applications, though, RAID 5 is a bad idea.
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