[mythtv-users] Additional Storage

Mike Perkins mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Fri Nov 23 17:32:55 UTC 2007

John Drescher wrote:
>> Don't put your system on any of them. Rummage around in your drawer and see if
>> you have a much smaller serviceable disk to build your system on. My system disk
>> is 8Gb which is plenty (Mike Dean will probably say disk is cheap. It is if you
>> have any money).
> Although I have several dozen of drives of 8 to 80GB at work I would
> certianly not trust a 10 year old drive in  any critical role in my
> system. Besides the fact it would be very slow compared to todays sata
> disks that have a STR of over 70MB/s.
Who cares? You don't need that kind of speed. It's not as if you are supporting 
hundreds of users...

My 8Gb Seagate disk is about 6 years old. In fact I bought three at around the 
same time. I have had no trouble with any of them, all are running every day in 
server or workstation. Having said that, I do back them up every night.

Mike Perkins

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