[mythtv-users] 2 TB Hard Drive Recommendations

Fedor Pikus fpikus at gmail.com
Mon Dec 6 15:28:06 UTC 2010

Do not use RAID5 with disks over 1TB. Use RAID6. The probability of
disk error while reading the whole disk is so high that it is very
likely that after replacing a failed disk the array will fail to
reconstruct. In RAID5 second fault, even transient, destroys the

On 12/6/10, Richard Morton <richard.e.morton at gmail.com> wrote:
> I bought 5x500gb drives from different manufacturers and models.
> The only one to die was one of the maxtors.
> I have a 1.5tb drive and a 2tb samsung
> I did buy a wd 2tb green drive (as previously mentioned) but dispite reading
> everything couldnt get good throughput and it was sent back.... maybe it was
> a bad drive.
> R
> Please excuse brevity and pistakes, this email was sent from my Android
> smart phone.
> Thanks and best regards,
> Richard Morton

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Fedor G Pikus (fpikus at gmail.com)

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