[mythtv-users] Single WD GP disk fast enough for live 720p?

Marius Schrecker marius at schrecker.org
Tue Dec 1 10:24:00 UTC 2009

>Yes, it's been fun ;-). It's worth googling any prospective disk purchase! If you search for the WD green power drives, you'll find a host of current discussions about problems with these drives in linux RAID (mostly linux based NAS boxes), very few >of which are solved. Searching for Seagate, on the other hand, shows a number of firmware issues, but none of them very recent, which would suggest that the issues have been ironed out. I couldn't find much about problems with Samsung >drives, suggesting that they're probably OK.

Good point, and I take it onboard, as I admit that I ordered the disk before posting to the list :-( OR googling.

 The GP will be fine as a media disk, but I think I'd be wise to separate out the system filesystems.

 As there's very little space in the box, I'll have to go for a 2.5" drive for this. Any recommendations?

Should be quiet (of course) and robust, but speed and capacity aren't an issue as it only needs to house the OS.



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