[mythtv-users] 2 TB Hard Drive Recommendations

mons37318 at mypacks.net mons37318 at mypacks.net
Sun Dec 12 02:21:11 UTC 2010

>From: Jay Ashworth <jra at baylink.com>
>Sent: Dec 5, 2010 9:39 PM
>To: Discussion about MythTV <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
>Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] 2 TB Hard Drive Recommendations
>---- 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, all the
>way back to the 400GB AS series drives; they seem to have a problem where 
>they get a bad spot, and after power on, the drive is Just Fine *until you
>try to touch that bad spot* -- you can read in front of it, you can read  
>behind it.... but once you try to read *it*, the drive goes offline.
>*Completely* offline: it no longer even appears on the bus *even after a 
>warm boot*, until you power cycle the drive.
>We've gone to a Hitachi 2TB for the latest drive, we'll see how that works

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