[mythtv-users] Hardware advice for new combined frontend/backend

Josh White jaw1959 at gmail.com
Sun Dec 21 20:44:02 UTC 2008


Thanks for the tip.  I haven't decided on a file system for my raid array
yet, but XFS has been treating me well on my current 1tb LVM, so unless I
hear otherwise, I'll likely stay with that.  I was going to build a separate
system using FreeNAS, and use ZFS & RAID-Z, but that's not where I'm heading
now.  I know you can make ZFS work with Linux, but it's not worth the
trouble as far as I'm concerned.  My RAID arary will be mainly read, so any
write penalties associated shouldn't bother me.

Also, the motherboard I listed above has integrated ATI graphics, which I
didn't realize until after I made the post, and now I'm considering the


Down the line I could see the potential to run two, independant frontends
from this machine, so that's why I'm going with a board with dual PCI-E x16
2.0 slots; not for the SLI capabilities.  That's also what helped me justify
the quad core processor.


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