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

Andre Newman mythtv-list at dinkum.org.uk
Tue Dec 1 13:16:22 UTC 2009

On 1 Dec 2009, at 10:55, Johnny wrote:

>> I couldn't find much about problems with Samsung drives, suggesting that they're probably OK.
> Or not used nearly as much as WD or Seagate.

I have 11 Spinpoint F1's 500GB, 1TB & one 1.5TB, one 500GB failure in ~five years, full purchase price refunded once Samsung got the drive. I have various Seagate, WD & Hitachi's too, two out of two Seagate 500GB's died, out of warranty, Hitachi randomly loses it's partition table but is ok after a raid rebuild, WD's are ok so far....

I buy Samsung's when I get a choice.

BTW the 1.5TB samsung is the slowest drive i have and it will easily record a HD stream while playing HD, don't have enough HD sources to know about multiple simultaneous recordings.


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