[mythtv-users] 2 TB Hard Drive Recommendations

Clay ctmythtv at pacbell.net
Mon Dec 6 08:19:34 UTC 2010

Jay Ashworth wrote:
> ---- Original Message -----
>> From: mike at grounded.net
>>>  So sure they are under warranty, but really it's pretty poor from
>>>  seagate. I was very happy with seagate in the past.
>> Which makes me think I should add something to my input of earlier,
>> that the majority of drives I'm using are under 500GB, mainly fibre
>> channel as well. I've only used six TB drives to take and of that one,
>> a Seagate went bad right from the start.
>> I've also read that big drives are known to be troublesome. I don't
>> dare use them for tier1 storage but for raid5 low access storage, no
>> big deal.
> I too have been having quite a bit of problems with Seagate drives...

When I rebuilt my Mbe this year, the OS drive I took out was a 160 GB 
It had 3+ years of power on time.
The 160 GB Seagate on this box has 4.1 years power on time.
Good enough for me.
Only drives I can recall burying were Maxtors. I still buy them now and 
then anyway.
Luck of the draw, I guess...

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