[mythtv-users] Why RAID 5 stops working in 2009

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Fri Oct 24 19:41:18 UTC 2008

On Oct 24, 2008, at 12:32 PM, David Schlenk wrote:

>> I think the idea is that you have a 16 disk array for all of your
>> storage needs and television happens to be one of them. I imagine a
>> future where it's ridiculous to not have a RAID array in your home to
>> store/protect important data.
>> -Brad
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> Yeah but even still, my "important data" vs television storage needs
> are different enough that I'd probably keep them separate unless I
> moved up a tax bracket or two.

"Important" is subjective, of course. However, if I'm going to put the  
effort into maintaining/securing a server for data I consider  
important (TV isn't important to me, but my music library is), I might  
as well add more (now relatively inexpensive drives) to it to store  
ALL my data.

> This kind of topic does seem to underline the two camps that use Myth
> - those who have access to old hardware for cheap or free and make a
> DVR out of it for less than a tivo + lifetime that has way more
> capabilities, and those who are looking to make the most insane home
> media solution money can buy. Both are really interesting uses and its
> nice that the same project can cater to both kinds of users.

I wouldn't set people in two camps. I think the flexibility of mythtv  
lends itself towards building what you can afford - that is the camp  
we're all in.


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