[mythtv-users] advise/suggestions on how to set up my drives?

Mark fairlane at springcom.com
Tue Mar 30 22:21:49 UTC 2010

Steven Adeff wrote:
> sorry, I should have been more specific. I already have the OS/SQL on
> a seperate 7200rpm 40GB MB cache drive. What I'm trying to figure out
> is the best way to set up the three 1.5TB drives to be used as a
> media/recordings drive. all the recordings and DVDrips/ripped
> music/etc will go on this, so I'm interested in what will give me the
> best combination in speed for writing/reading for recordings (two
> firewire tuners one clearQAM tuner) and of course size. Of course it
> would be nice to have some level of redundancy for the media stuff
> (dvd/music rips). So one option is obviously RAID 5 across the drives,
> which if they decide they want more space they can always add more
> drives to the array. This I know is good for redundancy and ok for
> speed. But are there other options I should look at?
If you have spent, or will spend considerable time ripping your media to 
the drives, may I suggest RAID / LVM?

It's nice to access one big virtual drive but have everything in Raid 5 
for reliability. 

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