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

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Wed Dec 2 22:45:47 UTC 2009

On Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 5:41 PM, Jon Whitear <jon at whitear.org> wrote:
> ----- "John Drescher" <drescherjm at gmail.com> wrote:
>> But shouldn't errors like this be very rare? I mean when I look at
>> SMART on my 5+ year old drives (I have lots of these at work) most of
>> these have reported 0 sectors remapped. Okay a few do have a number
>> other than 0 (usually less then 10).
> You'd think so, but it seems it causes drives to drop out of a RAID every couple of days for a lot of people. You'd also think that a drive NOT in a RAID would make your machine unusable if it was taking >30s to correct an error and locking everything up in the meantime. I guess it must just be a combination of factors that makes this such a problem  with RAID.

BTW, I have heard about this with other manufacturers as well.
Although at work I have 50 to 100 sata drives in linux software RAID I
have not experienced this.


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