[mythtv-users] Is there an advantage to using a NAS vs local hard disks?

Steve Heistand steve at heistand.org
Tue Jun 24 16:57:22 UTC 2008

I should also point out the other obvious to some difference:
the NAS can be elsewhere away from the tv so the wife
doesnt complain about it makign too much noise
or being an eyesore.

but I do also like the idea of little NAS appliances
directly attached to the machine not internal drives.
but that adds to the power requirements of the UPS near
the tv and of the fan noise and of the things the wive
can complain about... :)
unless of course you SE is a computer geek...

(SE == spousal equivalent) 

"Why is it so hot inside this handbasket?"
Steve Heistand
steve at heistand.org

---------- Original Message -----------
From: "Kevin Kuphal" <kkuphal at gmail.com>
To: "Discussion about mythtv" <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
Sent: Tue, 24 Jun 2008 11:51:29 -0500
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Is there an advantage to using a NAS vs local hard disks?

> On Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 11:39 AM, Steve Heistand <steve at heistand.org> wrote:
> > I have both local raid in my mythtv box and remote NFS raid.
> > you would want "live tv" to be on a local non-software raid
> > filesystem for sure.
> > but other then that even 100mbit ethernet is fast enough for
> > playback. playback and a couple of transcoding writes could
> > fill up the pipe though. with gigabit there would be no worries.
> > wireless is of course out of the question.
> > if the NAS box doesnt do NFS but only SMB (windows) then there
> > might be performance issues to worry about.
> If you only have one system connecting (backend to NAS), then iSCSI is
> always an efficient option (or even AoE)
> Kevin
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