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

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Tue Dec 1 17:21:50 UTC 2009

On Tue, Dec 1, 2009 at 12:15 PM, Mark Garland
<mythtvusers at markgarland.co.uk> wrote:
>> However, these drives do not support linux RAID.
> Hi Jon,
> Please excuse my ignorance here (relatively new to RAID etc.) but what's not
> to support?
> Surely the OS just sees the drive as a lump of blocks and allocates
> accordingly?
> Also, I have two of the 1TB in a mirrored software RAID and they are working
> great.  Wonder what went wrong with the 1.5TB versions.

The problem is if the heads are automatically parked and the raid is
called on the software raid may assume the drive is bad if it takes
too long to recover from the parked heads and kick the drive out of
the array.


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