[mythtv-users] 2 TB Hard Drive Recommendations

Raymond Wagner raymond at wagnerrp.com
Mon Dec 6 17:58:51 UTC 2010

On 12/6/2010 09:40, Jay Ashworth wrote:
> <rant>
> If you buy *anything*, hard disks for a RAID, redundant power supplies,
> or what have you, where "pull a unit and replace it" is a fix...
> and you do not buy the spare unit at build time, test it, bag it, and
> stick it on a shelf, you're just fooling yourself.
> </rant>

If you buy a hard drive, bag it, stick it on a shelf, and expect it to 
work fine years later, you're just fooling yourself.  Rotating parts 
using fluid lubricants can still dry up or pool, and seize even when not 
in use.

If you have a large enough operation that you can afford to keep _new_ 
parts in stock and ready to use, good for you.  For the end user, its 
better to use RAID6, pay the additional for next-day shipping, drive to 
the local computer store, or just leave the array offline while waiting 
for replacement parts.

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