[mythtv-users] PXE booting (was Spin up delay for HDDs)

Paul Gardiner lists at glidos.net
Wed Sep 28 13:14:32 UTC 2011

On 28/09/2011 13:20, Ronald Frazier wrote:
>> I recently found some Crucial m4 SSD's on sale for around $85 and bought two
>> of them for my frontends.  I've never seen the ION be so responsive moving
>> through the menus, etc.  What I thought was IR lag in the past was proven
>> incorrect.  The ION was slow because of the crappy OS media (PXE+NFS or
>> USB).  So far I've been happy with the local SSD in each frontend.
> Are you sure it was the NFS that was the problem? Were the files for
> your PXE stored on the server using a traditional hard drive or an
> SSD? If it was a traditional drive, was that drive also used by
> something else (your server's OS drive, or multiple frontends, or
> maybe even your mysql database)?

If it were that, wouldn't the speed vary, sometimes being nice
and fast. My frontend has a sort of fixed delay to movements
in the menu (although I'd never suspected NFS until it was just


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