[mythtv-users] How is this pricing possible?

Jay Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Wed Feb 23 04:17:48 UTC 2011

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Yan Seiner" <yan at seiner.com>

> Well, you can take advantage of the fact that myth needs high capacity,
> low speed. So get a sackful of 1 GB drives and build a few raid-6
> arrays. I've found that about 3TB is the practical limit of the
> technology for SATA in terms of verify and rebuild speeds. Maybe the
> newer controllers are faster, but when time to rebuild starts to
> exceed 48 hours I get a bit worried.

Indeed.  I gather RAID-6 avoids the "rebuild time longer than MTBF of drives"
problem?  :-)

Shame, isn't it, that those lovely Coraid ATAoE shelves are *only* available
from them, and so ridiculously expensive?

-- jra

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