[mythtv-users] Should I use LVM on this new raid?

Jay R. Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Wed Sep 26 00:37:07 UTC 2007

On Tue, Sep 25, 2007 at 07:11:38PM -0500, Brian Foddy wrote:
> I'm not going to be betting too much on these for a while.  But
> historically, I've had very good luck with Seagates.  My parents myth
> boxes have 3 running 24x7, just standard desktop drives.  My old raid
> of 5 10k scsi drives ran non-stop for 4-5 years without a failure (raid0).
> I can't remember the last drive I've had die of any make.  Maybe that
> means I'm due for a bad rash...

In fairness, while Seagate IDE drives are very good, even I don't
expect them to run 24/7/365/100% duty.

The SCSI drives cost 3 times as much precisely *because* they are, in
fact, designed to run at pretty close to 100% duty cycle for the entire
5 years.

-- jra
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