[mythtv-users] Problems with External USB Drives

Doug Young goofdad at gmail.com
Mon Dec 1 19:34:13 UTC 2008

On Mon, Dec 1, 2008 at 11:23 AM, Aaron Klein <klein.aaron at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 1, 2008 at 9:17 AM, James Crow <james at ultratans.com> wrote:
>> I have my 500GB drive set to 1G and saw the frag level drop from high
>> 80% range down under 30%. I only use this drive for recordings so 1G
>> seemed appropriate.
> For the help of others including myself could you quickly outline how
> one would adjust the allocation size to something other than the
> default.  I can see how a large file size would be of benifit for
> disks that only stored recordings.  This is my exact case.  I have two
> myth boxes both with 500G drives dedicated exclusivly for recordings.
> For me a 30 min recording is about 1gig in size

Typing "xfs alloc size" into google and hitting "I'm feeling lucky" resulted in:


Sure enough, it describes how to change the alloc size in the XFS section.


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