[mythtv-users] Linux software raid question

Matt Nelson matt at frozenatom.com
Tue Jun 3 20:10:35 UTC 2008

On Tue, Jun 3, 2008 at 12:50 PM, Clay <nt4usb at yahoo.com> wrote:

> --- Matt Nelson <matt at frozenatom.com> wrote:
> > On one of my mythtv backend servers I host my
> > fileserver that stores all of
> > my media on two raid5 sets totaling 12 drives that
> > are all attached via
> > sata.  These are all attached externally, and that
> > is where my question
> > lies,...
> [thread hijack]
> How do you keep all those external SATAs awake?

They are always on, I took an old ATX power supply that has an on off switch
and hard wired it to bypass the motherboard. If you look real close you can
see the left side of the power supply that is used only for the raid.

> I have a SATA PCi card with one internal and one
> external connection (though both cables actually hang
> out of the box.) The drives spin down after awhile and
> refuse to spin up again. I've tried Seagates, WDs,
> Maxtors... they all do it.
> Wreaks havoc on shutdowns too, since the OS
> (apparently) can't umount a drive that's not spinning.
> What's the secret?
> && hot swap? fergetaboutit!
> Anyway, apogolies for the OT reply.
> (M be/fe) GA-8I945G-MF, P4 631, CNPS7000,(2)KVR667D2N5/1G, WD 250GB,
> Seagate 500GB, SHM-165H6S, 7300GS,(2)PVR-150, Feisty 7.04, MythTV 0.20.2
> (S fe/be) GA-8IHXP, P4 3.06,(4)256mb pc1066,(3)WD 120GB, Seagate 500GB,
> 7600GS, Aver A180, Edgy 6.10.
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