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

Johnny Walker johnnyjboss at gmail.com
Tue Jul 27 17:28:12 UTC 2010


On Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 12:15 PM, Another Sillyname
<anothersname at googlemail.com> wrote:
> 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 love mine - when I do take my box down for maintenance it reboots in
a jiffy and adds no noise to my system.

I know I shouldn't be rebooting it but I'm always tinkering.

If $100 isn't going to kill you it's a fun upgrade and the system
feels faster to me.

Like someone said on here, MythTv is a hobby and hobbies generally cost money.

-Johnny

>>
>> 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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