[mythtv-users] Single WD GP disk fast enough for live 720p?
marius at schrecker.org
Mon Nov 30 19:47:06 UTC 2009
On Mon Nov 30 17:06 , John Drescher <drescherjm at gmail.com> wrote:On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 4:57 AM, Marius Schrecker <marius at schrecker.org> wrote:
>> I want to upgrade the capacity of the (single - no room for more) disk on
>> my combined FE/BE system, using HD-PVR capture.
>> Ideally I'd like to go for a Western Digital GP 1.5 TB because of:
>> Low power consumption/heat
>> Low noise
>I have the 2TB version and it actually seems faster than my Seagate
>7200.11 7200 RPM 750GB, 500GB and 320GB drives. I was very pleasantly
>surprised about that. Even seeks do not seem longer. And yes it works
>fine with 1080 HD.
It might be possible to work around the park issue by polling hddtemp or smartctl every 8 secs.
Would that be enough to keep it from parking without causing a seek, and cost as little system overhead as possible?
I don'r really feel like invalidating the warranty by using the deprecated dos utility.
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