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

Jeff Wormsley daworm at comcast.net
Fri Jun 19 18:04:34 UTC 2009

Jarod Wilson wrote:
> Heh, the parallels... I decommissioned my own 8x250G array that was on 
> a 3Ware 9550SX just a few months ago, replacing it with four 1.5T 
> Seagate drives using the onboard Marvell controller on an Intel 
> D975BX2 motherboard. One major difference: my 8x250 setup cost ~$600, 
> not $3000...
Yeah, mine was built when 250G drives were about $250 each, and the case 
cost me nearly $500, and the 3-Ware card was over $200.  Still, I've 
gotten my money's worth out of it.

I'll probably move this setup into one of those 20 bay cases, and build 
a second software array on new drives, migrate the data and move the 
mount points around, then decommission the old drives into a few older 
machines I can donate to local schools or churches that could use them.  
Might even get a tax write-off out of some of it.

I haven't smoked for 2 years, 10 months and 2 days, saving $4,669.26 and 
not smoking 31,128.43 cigarettes.

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