[mythtv-users] how much is enough -- configuring a server

Chris Ribe chrisribe at gmail.com
Fri Nov 16 04:06:55 UTC 2007

On Nov 15, 2007 9:50 AM, Mark J. Small <msmall at eastlink.ca> wrote:

> On November 15, 2007, Tom Dexter wrote:
> > On Nov 15, 2007 5:39 AM, Mark Small <msmall at eastlink.ca> wrote:
> > > In such a system, your biggest bottleneck will likely be bandwidth to
> the
> > > hard disk(s).  If you've got 4 folks watching HDTV streams, that's a
> > > of data the gets written and read constantly.

While I won't argue that I/O is a potential issue, it not THAT big of an
issue.  4 HD streams only amount to about 7MB/s of data.   If you have 4 HD
tuners, you'll probably want more than one disk for storage, but you could
get by with a  single SATA  disk.


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