[mythtv-users] IDE or CF

Johan Heikkilä johan.heikkila at gmail.com
Tue Jan 22 22:38:42 UTC 2008

2008/1/22, Bill Omer <bill.omer at gmail.com>:
> On Jan 22, 2008 4:01 PM, John Drescher <drescherjm at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Jan 22, 2008 3:49 PM, Dewhirst, Rob <dewey at ku.edu> wrote:
> >
> > > My frontend has been running off a 2GB CF for quite some time without
> > > problems.  Booting is slower, but performance otherwise doesn't seem
> > > affected.
> > >
> >
> > The most important thing here is that the CF card has wear leveling built in
> > or you use a file system that supports that. If you get a large enough CF
> > drive and have wear leveling it should take quite some time to wear it out
> > considering how slow the CF writes data and that each cell can take 100,000
> > (or more) writes before failure.
> >
> > John
> >
> I decided to get a hard drive for my mbe, but I have my slave backend
> running off a 2 gig usb stick.  So far so good!  I kept logging
> running for mythbackend for a little while to make sure things seemed
> to be working, then turned it off.  Since thats the only thing
> running, the logs dont get written to very often at all.
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Get both a CF card and a CF adapter that support DMA and it will be
quite fast (not as fast as a hard drive, though). I have both a laptop
and a frontend running off CF cards. The frontend has a few RAM
drives, though, for various things such as logs.

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