[mythtv-users] Time to get a SSD?

Bert Haskins bhaskins at chartermi.net
Wed Jul 25 17:33:18 UTC 2012

On 07/25/2012 10:52 AM, Joseph Fry wrote:
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> Almost jumped on it, then I realized that I have no need for a 120GB 
> SSD, at least not for mythtv.  Gonna save a few bucks and get a 64GB 
> drive, sure the price per GB is higher, but it's not like I'm using 
> the SSD for much more than booting and storing my database.  I'll 
> spend the difference with a couple sticks of extra RAM.
> I suppose I could use it for livetv, but I'm not sure if it would make 
> any difference in channel changing or anything like that.  Commercial 
> flagging and transcoding are both CPU bound, so I don't think it would 
> make a difference there. Any advantages to having a larger SSD in a 
> myth system that I'm overlooking?
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I wish that someone would come out with one of these that
was shorter and could be used, with a SATA/PATA adapter.
There is  still a bunch of old equipment that uses the 2.5 PATA.
They could just use a spacer on the other end for SATA applications.
I do use a compact flash with some systems and though it seems to work
well, CF is quite expensive for any decent size.
The SD to PATA adapters that I've tried were slooooooooooooooooooooow.
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