[mythtv-users] RAID versus Drobo
ryunokokoro at gmail.com
Sun Sep 9 23:04:28 UTC 2007
Wade Maxfield wrote:
>> I guess my question about the Drobo really boils down to the
>> throughput. Is USB 2.0 fast enough for HD content storage in a Myth
>> setup with multiple Frontends?
> The question isn't if USB is fast enough, it's whether the Drobo is
> fast enough. You might want to check out a review of a Drobo, the USB
> 2.0 bus doesn't seem to be the limiting factor in throughput.
> - Wade
Very true. Tom's Hardware did a review of the thing a while back, too,
and even have a spiffy little graph to show the speeds.
It appears that reads and writes tend to stay under 20 Mbps.
So I guess the real question is: If I'm planning on a large disk setup
(RAID or what-have-you), what is the minimum throughput (in Mbps) for an
HD based Myth implementation?
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