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

Tom Lichti redpepperracing at gmail.com
Wed Jun 10 16:59:50 UTC 2009

On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 12:31 PM, Preston
Crow<pc-mythtv08a at crowcastle.net> wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-06-10 at 09:26 -0700, Jim Stichnoth wrote:
>> On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 12:01 AM, Robert Johnston<anaerin at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Out of interest, why not use a CF card and a CF-IDE (Or CF-SATA)
>> > adaptor? It's not like they're expensive. And with tiny power
>> > consumption, flash speeds for ultra-fast booting (Especially with the
>> > newer high-speed cards), sizes up to 32GB for storing your linux
>> > system, and no noise, there's little in the way of downsides.
>> Assuming you're not using a microdrive, is there any benefit of using
>> CF and an IDE/SATA adapter over a USB stick?  Also assuming one's
>> system is capable of booting from a USB drive.
> USB is not optimized for block transfer, so it uses a lot more CPU
> overhead to transfer data than something like IDE, SATA, or FireWire.

Once my frontend is booted, I don't think it hits the disk at all, so
I'm not too worried about that. The only time the disk gets hit is
when I recompile, which is not that often, and I'm not usually
watching anything when I do that anyway. It is also a slave backend,
but it doesn't record all that much, and when it does, it uses NAS
disk, and the DB is on another server, so again local disk usage is


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