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

Nasa nasa01 at comcast.net
Mon May 18 18:42:26 UTC 2009

----- "David George" <david at thegeorges.us> 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
Thanks David,

Not sure how I missed that one.....


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