[mythtv-users] Seagate Lockups (was libraries over 8TB)

Don Lewis dl-mythtv at catspoiler.org
Tue Jul 10 14:55:25 UTC 2012

On 10 Jul, Travis Tabbal wrote:

> True. I use mirrors as I'm usually testing more than one drive. It makes it
> faster to fill them up, I only need to copy 1 drive worth of data. If
> you're only using one drive, it will work fine as well. The other test
> utility mentioned on the Ultimate Boot CD also sounds interesting,
> particularly if it can do multiple drives in parallel like ZFS can. It
> stinks that you can't trust even brand new hardware. HDDs have been
> particularly bad the past few years, even before the flood.

Darik's Boot and Nuke does handle multiple drives in parallel, though
that slows it down a bit.  It also shows its progress and an estimate of
the completion time, which isn't totally accurate because of the
non-uniform data rate between the drive's inner and outer cylinders.

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