[mythtv-users] Overloaded system?
larry.sanderson at gmail.com
Thu Mar 22 18:30:41 UTC 2007
I am currently running with a single, relatively powerful system that is both
a FE and BE, but I would like to migrate the tuner cards and hard-drives to a
dedicated back end.
I have enough spare parts laying around to build a back end system, but I'm
wondering if I'm expecting a bit much out of the aging hardware.
The mobo is a VIA-KT266A chipset with an Athlon XP-1700+ cpu. It will hold 2
HD5500 cards for OTA ATSC, and a single PVR-500 for analog cable (I'm
crossing my fingers regarding the reception issues on the pvr-500). In
addition, I've got an SATA controller card (currently driving 2 HDs, but will
likely add more drives in the future) and a GB-ethernet card, which will fill
all 5 of the available PCI slots.
My question: has anyone loaded up a similar system, and can the PCI bus handle
4 recordings sent to a PCI controller card, with a FE playing back another
stream off the same controller?
I wasn't really worried until I stumbled on this link:
I will try this out this weeken regardless, but I was curious what others have
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