[mythtv-users] How many simultaneous recordings on one drive?

Eric Sharkey eric at lisaneric.org
Wed Sep 28 16:11:59 UTC 2011

On Wed, Sep 28, 2011 at 11:58 AM, Kris B. <krisbee at krisbee.com> wrote:
> Sorry for the simple question, but the archives for the answers seem to
> have everyone talking about RAID setups, and my setup is much simpler
> than that.
> I have an EIDE drive that holds the OS, and a 2tb 5400gb green drive on
> SATA (1.5 setting due to older motherboard).

A drive like that should handle about 75MB/s.  A typical HD recording
from cable is about 5GB/hour, which works out to less than 2MB/s.

I think you'll be fine.


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