[mythtv-users] 2 TB Hard Drive Recommendations

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Sun Dec 5 21:22:45 UTC 2010

On Sun, Dec 5, 2010 at 4:20 PM, John Drescher <drescherjm at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 5, 2010 at 4:18 PM, jmk <jmk at foofus.net> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm planning to merge my file server (4x250GB mdadm RAID5) with my
>> MythTV backend. I'd like to buy 3 2TB drives for a RAID5 setup to house
>> recordings, videos, music, and personal files. I thought this would be a
>> simple purchase and the WD20EARS initially looked like a good buy.
>> Unfortunately, a bit of reading suggests there are all sorts of issues
>> with recent drives I should take into consideration (e.g. 4K sectors,
>> TLER).

BTW,  if you asked me what to recommend 2 weeks ago I would have said
samsung F4 but with the firmware fiasco I can not recommend these. I
would however recommend hitachi drives, not from my own experience but
others seem to have less trouble with these.


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