[mythtv-users] My first MythTv box, first linux box and first build

Chuck Rudolph rudolph4404 at comcast.net
Mon Sep 17 01:32:21 UTC 2007

I remember reading somewhere (probably couple of years ago) that Seagate
made better drives than Western Digital. How do the current products stack

-Chuck Rudolph
Email: rudolph4404 at comcast.net
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Eric Robinson" <ryunokokoro at gmail.com>
To: "Discussion about mythtv" <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2007 10:46 PM
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] My first MythTv box, first linux box and first

> *Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3500630AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s
> Hard Drive - OEM
> <http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16822148136>*
> *Model #:* ST3500630AS
> *Item #:* N82E16822148136
> *$119.99*  *x3 **$359.97 - *Thinking of software raid 5 with LVM.

I would recommend the following:

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD7500AAKS 750GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA
3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Model #: WD7500AAKS
Item #: N82E16822136131
$189.99 x3 $569.97
or two for $379.99.

Set up as two you get the same size for ever-so-slightly more.  You
don't get RAID 5 with that set up, I don't think, but you certainly get
fast drives.  I'm building a new backend that uses 5 of those as their
disks.  Here's why they are so killer:


Basically it's the fastest 7200 RPM disk available, is cheaper than the
750GB competitors, and adds a whole bunch of space to your setup.  The
three disk array admittedly adds around $200 to your cost but it
certainly sounds attractive!  Over 2TB?  Nice!

Looking good!

- Eric
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