[mythtv-users] 2 TB Hard Drive Recommendations

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Mon Dec 6 16:27:52 UTC 2010

On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 11:10 AM, mike at grounded.net <mike at grounded.net> wrote:
>> If it's not on tape, it's not backed up.  Spinning magnetic storage is
>> not a backup.  Consumer-grade spinning optical storage is not a backup.
> Tape is soooo darn slow when you can just back up to cheap drives.
> The OP has tons of input to decide as everyone has varying thoughts on it :).

I consider tape faster than disk. I mean it compresses data at > 100
MB/s I have never seen a CPU ( 3.2 GHz i7 certainly are not that fast)
that can compress this fast to make disk backups anywhere near as fast
as tape. Although this does not apply to video since its already


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