[mythtv-users] Hard disk performance
belcampo at zonnet.nl
Thu Dec 2 21:12:11 UTC 2010
Craig Van Tassle wrote:
> Comments in line.
>> Hello list! I just buy a 2TB hard disk. I actually have a 160GB drive
>> with EXT3 and it works great.
>> I read this wiki page:
>> It looks interesting on how to performance file system. I want to use
>> the 2TB disk to record all TV recordings and to store all music
>> (120GB) and videos (70GB) to play on MythTV.
>> I normally use to format on EXT3, but the wiki recommends to format on
>> XFS. The idea is to use the 160GB to boot drive and download p2p
>> media, and the 2TB drive to store all media and recording.
>> I have some questions:
>> 1. Is it a good idea to store music, videos and recording on one XFS
>> partition? Different partition for different media?
> You can store them all on the same parition on under different
> directories.. But you run a risk of running out of space for all 3 at the
> same time.
But your chances to hit such a barrier are only 33.3%
>> 2. Which is the best way to format XFS on Debian?
> Man pages are your friends :D
>> 3. Is a good idea to use hdparm with XFS? I use hdparm to power down disk.
> I have not used hdparm with XFS, but like any other files system you are
> just spinning the drive down to save power. I dont think there is much of
> an issue with it.
>> I appreciate any help and suggestions.
>> Thanks and regards.
>> Josu Lazkano
>> mythtv-users mailing list
>> mythtv-users at mythtv.org
> Also with ext3, you will start to see slower access and read times as your
> files get larger and your drive fills up. I found that with my Raid array,
> and other systems using the same size of drives.
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