[mythtv-users] USB Harddrives

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Wed Jul 23 05:52:49 UTC 2008

On Jul 22, 2008, at 6:51 PM, Mitch Gore wrote:

> I forget how much storage you said you have now split across however  
> many drives, but how about replacing them all with a $175 1TB drive?
> You can tell her you're helping the environment by not using so much  
> electricity spinning all those drives all day and by not running yet  
> another noisy/hot machine.
> Don't forget about the network bandwidth you're saving by keeping  
> all your myth data local. Everyone in my house noticed when I  
> stopped throwing video all over the network.
> Here is what i got:
> 10GB  -  System Drive
> 500GB - Recordings/Documents
> 120GB - Recordings
> Adding via USB
> MyBook 500GB (2x250GB disks inside box)
> Spare drive id like to add
> 120GB

Gotcha, so you would get ~1.25 TB of storage total. Get rid of your  
external drive (return it? Sell it? Get $80 for it on ebay?) and ditch  
both your 120GB drives (Sell for $20/each?) then put that money  
towards a 1TB drive ($175) and you end up with a 10GB system drive,  
500GB recordings/documents drive, and a 1TB drive for a total of  
~1.5TB of storage for ~$55 out of pocket, no increase in your electric  
bill, no fuss in maintaining yet another machine, and your future  
babies get to breath an extra 10 seconds of fresh air with the  
greenhouse gases you save. ;)


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