[mythtv-users] Single WD GP disk fast enough for live 720p?

David Brodbeck gull at gull.us
Mon Nov 30 23:41:32 UTC 2009

On Mon, November 30, 2009 3:29 pm, Jon Whitear wrote:
> I recently bought a WD 1.5TG GP disk for use in a software RAID 1 (just
> bought one to start off with, and then planned to buy the second when I'd
> got the RAID up and running.
> Performance-wise as a standalone drive this seems pretty good - comparable
> to (or better than) my 300GB and 320GB 7200RPM Seagate PATA drives.
> However, these drives do not support linux RAID. I spent a week
> troubleshooting huge iowait times and the corresponding high load,
> including trying the WD utilities (note that WDTLER doesn't work on recent
> firmware.)

That's pretty interesting.  I haven't tried any of the GP drives with
Linux RAID, however I'm using six of the 1 TB GP drives in a 3ware
hardware RAID array with no problems so far.

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