[mythtv-users] Faster CPU and more RAM in SD frontend or backend?

Kevin Kuphal kkuphal at gmail.com
Tue Jun 3 04:53:57 UTC 2008

On Mon, Jun 2, 2008 at 11:40 PM, Johnny Russ <jruss at mit.edu> wrote:
>> I agree with making the P3 the backend, although 384MB is on the low
>> end, it should be OK.  It depends on how many tuners you have and
>> whether you will have anything else running on the box.
> I just have one tuner and I don't plan on adding anymore any time soon.
>> Stuffing 4 drives in the case, make sure there is  good airflow over
>> those drives.
>> With 2x160GB and 2x250GB drives, will you make a 4x160 RAID5 or RAID0?
> Yeah I was a little worried about heat. Maybe its time to cut a fan hole in
> the side of my case. I think I am going to go with RAID5. The 160 GB drives
> are getting old and I imagine one of them is going to go eventually

Don't bother.  Myth can use each drive independently for storage in a
storage group.  If one dies, there is zero risk of it taking out any
other drive or the filesystem stretched across multiple drives.  Sure,
you lose whatever was on that drive, but it's just TV and I find the
possibility of losing everything if the RAID array fails is far


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