[mythtv-users] Dec 2008 - State of the Art - Hard Drive Recommendations?
mythlist at assursys.co.uk
Wed Dec 17 14:26:13 UTC 2008
On Wed, 17 Dec 2008, Sandy Walsh wrote:
> Thanks for the prompt and insightful response Alex. I think your rationale
> makes sense.
No problem. Glad it makes sense to at least one other person! :-)
> I find it interesting that you mention the # of platters. I've always had the
> opinion that more platters/heads just means more places for heat to generate
> and more things that can fail. Is that a rational concern? Should I prefer
> drives with fewer platters/heads?
There's that, but also fewer platters usually give better performance for a
given size as the areal density increases. A drive with fewer platters than
one from the same manufacturer with the same size is also usually a later
model. Compare the older ST31000340AS (4 platter) with the newer
ST31000333AS (3 platter).
> Thanks again,
More information about the mythtv-users