[mythtv-users] One disc drive seems fine

Dale Pontius DEPontius at edgehp.net
Sat Dec 24 14:18:16 UTC 2011

On 12/23/2011 09:44 AM, Paul Gardiner wrote:
> Just upgraded my girlfriends combined FE/BE to play HD in the UK.
> Added a Geforce 210 for playback and a PCTV 290e USB stick for
> recording. It has just one disc drive for OS and recordings.
> I expected problems, but I experimented last night. Seemed
> to be able to handle 4 simultaneous HD recordings and one playback
> with no apparent difficulty. It's just a 500GB drive, so I
> guess she might find it tight on space, but performance-wise
> it seems fine. Just thought I'd feedback to the list.
It looks as if I may have stumbled into a favorable configuration.  I
have 2 drives, 200G for OS and stuff, and 1TB just for recordings.
Obviously the MythDB goes on the smaller drive.  I don't record any HD
currently, but have to NTSC capture streams, and have never hit a problem.


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