[mythtv-users] Fast Quiet Sata drive?

Mike Perkins mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Wed Mar 16 17:58:27 UTC 2011

On 16/03/11 14:43, Tyler T wrote:
> You may find http://www.silentpcreview.com/section13.html informative.
> For price and capacity, 3.5" is of course king. I switched to 2.5"
> though, and think the benefits (less noise/heat) outweigh the
> drawbacks.
> Also, I have to think that a 2.5" hard drive designed for rough
> service in a laptop will outlast a 3.5" when the 2.5" isn't actually
> seeing rough service in a laptop.
That depends on how you intend to use the drive. A laptop drive is only going to 
be rotating while the laptop is in use, and unless you use it as a desktop 
replacement it's going to be parked a majority of the time. A mythtv backend, 
however, particularly if it's the master backend, will be up 24/7. Yes, I do 
know about sending myth hosts to sleep, but my point remains. And how many hours 
does a front-end get used? I suppose that ultimately depends on your kids.


Mike Perkins

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