[mythtv-users] [OT] Western Digital buying Hitachi

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Thu Mar 10 19:32:17 UTC 2011

On Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 2:26 PM, Tyler T <tylernt at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Ah.  I'd gathered that geometrical differences amongst the drives caused
>>> inefficiency; I guess that only happens on RAIDs with spindle sync.
>> The differences are usually not big enough to cause problems or even
>> noticeable performance penalties.
> Seems to me like using half of a drive might even decrease seek times?
> Less platter area for the head to sweep...

It would but that may not help (or can actually can hurt a little)
since the other drives in the other drives in the array take longer to


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