[mythtv-users] Build for dual HD recordings - also is PSU enough/too much

Jam jam at tigger.ws
Mon Mar 14 00:06:45 UTC 2011

On Sunday, March 13, 2011 02:38:29 PM mythtv-users-request at mythtv.org wrote:
> The only thing I'd consider is getting two hard disks instead of just
> the single 1TB one.  Get a fast disk for the OS and database, and a
> big disk (speed not critical) that you can dedicate to recordings.  I
> am using a 2TB WD "Green" drive dedicated for recordings and a Seagate
> 7200rpm disk for OS/database/networked storage.  This is recommended
> to reduce contention between recording and database access.  Also, 1TB
> tends to fill rather fast -- my 2TB is already full.

Seagate ATA more than an interface

Google 1st hit: [PDF] More than an interface — SCSI vs. ATA

says having more than 1 (desktop vs enterprize) disk in a machine *will* cause 
disk failure.

There are *lots* of stories about raid failures that fit this picture, so 
maybe it is true


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