[mythtv-users] OT: help selecting drives for server

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Mon May 18 17:33:17 UTC 2009

On Monday 18 May 2009 11:21:35 David George wrote:
> On 05/18/2009 01:00 PM, Nasa wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> >
> > I'm sure questions like this come up all the time -- so I was hoping
> > someone could give me some advise on this...
> >
> > I have a server that has a hardware raid card (I already had it, so plz
> > no flaming on hardware vs software raid) which has 8 SATA ports.  I
> > presently have 2 RAID-5 arrays setup for a total of 2.8T of space.  I
> > have managed to come close to filling up the space and am looking to
> > upgrade.  One array is made up of 3 drives (2x750GB, 1x1TB) and the other
> > is made up of 4 500GB drives.  I would like to keep the number of times I
> > have to rebuild this to as few as possible and the fewer the drives the
> > better.
> >
> > I would like to use drives larger than 1TB, however, the 2TB drives are
> > pretty pricey right now.  I'm not sure I trust the Seagate 1.5TB drives
> > (any one have comments on them?) and WD says it's desktop edition drives
> > are not appropriate for RAIDs (they suggest the Raid Editions for more
> > $$$).  And I don't really now much about the Hitachi drives...
> >
> > So I was hoping someone out there has some suggestions on which way to
> > go...
> Just to save us all from YAHDDT (Yet Another Hard Drive Discussion
> Thread), check out the most recent thread from a couple of weeks ago
> that discussed this very topic.
> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/381371#381371

True, I'd forgotten that one already. Guess I'm getting old.

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