[mythtv-users] Problems with External USB Drives

Jonno jonnojohnson at gmail.com
Tue Nov 25 14:17:30 UTC 2008


I'm running Mythbuntu 8.04 with an external 750GB USB drive to store
my recordings. I've had various problems over the past year with the
external drives. First the power brick failed and now the drive just
seems to be locking up after a short while of working.
I thought overfilling the drive might be an issue so I set the "free
space" in myth to 5GB thinking it would be plenty. However it is now
locking up before 24hrs have gone by. It always works for a short
while after I restart. I don't know how to debug this. Is there a way
in Myth to monitor the drive temp while it is being used? It doesn't
feel too hot but I can't think what else to check. Do you think 5GB
free space is enough on a 750GB drive? Anything else to look for?


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certainly not science." by spisska  on Slashdot, Monday April 21, 2008

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