[mythtv-users] Dell PowerEdge 2550 1 GHz as dedicated backend/storage..?

jedi jedi at mishnet.org
Tue Nov 20 03:33:53 UTC 2007

On Mon, Nov 19, 2007 at 06:06:51PM -0500, f-myth-users at media.mit.edu wrote:
>     > Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2007 17:41:01 -0500
>     > From: "Jay R. Ashworth" <jra at baylink.com>
>     > After 20 years experience with hard drives, I think I'll continue to
>     > believe that SCSI bubbles are more reliable, even if people's white
>     > papers don't back me up.
> Ahh, the beauty of cargo cults.
> In that 20 years, the cost per bit of hard drives has decreased by a
> factor of a million.  Don't you think that the way that drives are
> manufactured might have changed just a teensy little bit?  Not to
> mention things like who makes them?

  It's like an F-150 vs. a Probe.

  Don't look at "who is making them". Look at "who is buying them"
and what sort of shenanigan that customer is willing to put up with. 
In this day and age companies (especially companies that follow the 
cult of quarterly stockolder results) tend to do as bad as they can
manage to get away with.

  So I will always be suspicious of components targeted for consumers
and sold at Frys or BestBuy.


  Whether or not I can drive a SATA drive hard enough for all of that
to matter is another question.

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