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

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Thu Sep 27 18:54:32 UTC 2007

> Data points from my experiences, well know disk manufacturer:
> Standard/Desktop disks, 60 sold, duty cycle 25% on 24/7, after 4 months,
> replaced 20, air-con kept constant at ~20 celsius
> Enterprise/Nearline disks, 140 sold, duty cycle 40% on 24/7 after 8 months,
> none replaced, air-con failure 2 weeks after deployment, room ambient went
> to 75 celsius, otherwise constant at ~20 celsius
I consider this a result of infant mortality (being that this is only
the first 4 months). The difference here is I do not believe at the
current prices for SATA drives that manufacturers test each drive SATA
before it gets to the consumer so drives with manufacturing defects
get to the customer. With the higher price margins for enterprise
drives, manufacturers can do more testing.

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