[mythtv-users] warning for anyone with western digital green drives

Jan Ceuleers jan.ceuleers at gmail.com
Fri Feb 10 19:09:55 UTC 2012

On 02/09/2012 10:53 PM, Matthew Daubenspeck wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 12, 2012 at 04:15:54AM -0500, Brian J. Murrell wrote:
>> I guess I will observe over time a bit longer.  I'd love to get down
>> into the single digits of seconds as you have done.  Given that I've
>> already put mysql's "tmpdir" on tmpfs I might be at that CPU bound point
>> given that I do only have a Celeron @ 2.4GHz.
> I know this is an old thread, but I had 6, 750G drives in a raid5 linux
> software array since March of 2010. Just had 2 of the 6 completely fail,
> thank God I had one of them marked as a hot spare. I'll be passing over
> any of their green drives from now on.
> The array held recordings only, mysql data and the root file system was
> on another, separate drive.
FWIW, I hold my root file system and database on a RAID1 set (2 active 
drives + 1 spare), but my recordings are stored on regular drives 
without any redundancy. It's only TV after all.

More information about the mythtv-users mailing list