[mythtv-users] Opinions on Solid State Drives for Myth ???

Another Sillyname anothersname at googlemail.com
Tue Jul 27 17:15:35 UTC 2010

On 27 July 2010 18:11, Robert Longbottom <RobertCL at iname.com> wrote:
> On 27/07/2010 17:51, Joseph Fry wrote:
>> I'm seeing 40GB SSDs for around $100.
>> 40GB is enough for an OS and Myth itself (not video storage).
>> ...
>> So far I can't see anything that would justify using an SSD, but perhaps
>> someone else can.
> I doubt you'll find a good justification, mythtv simply won't see much, if
> any, benefit running on an SSD. There are other, cheaper, ways to achieve
> all of the advantages that an SSD might offer. Namely silent operation and
> low power use/heat generation. So, sorry, can't give you an excuse to buy
> one.
> I'd have thought just buying a cheap USB stick and using that would be just
> as good as using as SSD and much cheaper....
> I run the Mythbuntu liveCD from a USB stick to turn my work laptop into a
> secondard frontend and it boots in <30s to the desktop, then I just have to
> run the frontend.
> If it "wears out" the USB stick, I'll just get another one, it was only 10.
> Robert.
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+ 1 for Roberts suggestion and if you want to get really funky put
parted magic on the same stick and you have a complete repair kit
wherever you go.

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