[mythtv-users] Power bill vs SchedulesDirect bill

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Wed Sep 19 01:07:33 UTC 2007

On 09/18/2007 07:10 PM, Yan Seiner wrote:
> Robin Hill wrote:
>> You will, of course, need to make sure the power supply is big enough
>> for your needs.  Remember to check on each power rail, not the total -
>> it's no good needing 100W at 5V when it only supplies 60.
> One thing to keep in mind:
> Hard drives can take a lot more power to spin up than to run.
> So if your box is loaded up with 4-6 drives, you probably need a honking 
> big PS even if your continuous power needs are pretty low.

A friend who has a Myth box with 4 drives and 4 PVR-250's in it gets CRC
errors reading the kernel after every 3rd reboot or so and I seriously
believe that's exactly why it happens.  Once the system is up and
running, it's rock-solid stable--it's just during initial boot that it
has issues.


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