[mythtv-users] Myth experiences with Zotac ION + ATOM mobo

Tom Lichti redpepperracing at gmail.com
Wed Jun 10 13:26:31 UTC 2009

On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 9:23 AM, Brian Wood<beww at beww.org> wrote:
> On Wednesday 10 June 2009 06:33:14 Jeff Wormsley wrote:
>> Robert Johnston wrote:
>> > Just make sure you set noatime, have your tmp (and /var/log) on a
>> > ramdisk, or use a central syslog server, disable swap, and you're
>> > golden.
>> For some of us, saying that is like saying "Just make sure to perform
>> brain surgery, calculate the orbits of the moons of Jupiter, and figure
>> out what women really want, and you're golden".  I've been using Linux
>> for about 6 years now, 3 as my primary OS, and I don't think I know how
>> to do any of the above.  Oh, I'm sure I could Google it if need be, but
>> it would probably take weeks and a few burnt out flash drives to figure
>> it all out properly.
> Or you could use a CF to SATA/IDE adapter with one of the "Microdrives".
> They are generally cheaper than equivalent flash-based compact-flash cards,
> faster than most of them, and they don't have the "wear out" problem that the
> flash cards do. If you buy refurbs they are even cheaper.
> They are just as quiet as the solid-state units.
> Also, I think the wear problem with flash drives may be over-rated. I set up a
> slug (NSLU2) to run a full version of Debian, without mounting with
> the "noatime" option, or taking any other measures to reduce writes, I was
> somewhat curious how long the USB flash drive I was running from would last.
> That was two years ago, the unit is still working fine.

I have been running a frontend on an 8GB USB flash drive for almost a
year with no issues. My ION box (when it ever gets here) will do the


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