[mythtv-users] [SPAM] Re: Another take on large-capacity disk enclosures

Raymond Wagner raymond at wagnerrp.com
Tue Jun 16 00:10:45 UTC 2009

Glen Dragon wrote:
> Another nod for the addonics stuff.    I run their 5 hdd hot swap bay 
> in my master backend/fileserver, connected into there 5->1 PM, 
> connected to a 1x  PCIe card. I think the 1x lane of PCIe is the 
> bottleneck, but I don't notice. Been running that setup for 18 months
> Also agreeing with the fact that you don't need crazy power for 
> drives...  i have 11 seagates humming, with a 2.66 GHZ c2q and an 
> nvidia 8600 all running off of a 550W powersupply.

Yeah, 15 disks and an opteron using maybe a third of my 650W.  The 
problem is that you end up with a maze of power splitters.

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