[mythtv-users] Time to get a SSD?
edmund.1 at dial.pipex.com
Wed Jul 25 19:08:25 UTC 2012
>> 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?
I paid a lot more than that for mine a year or so ago. In addition to
the myth backend and database I can hold all of my music for the home
MP3 player, all photographs which other computers can mount (in a vain
attempt to keep all photographs in one place), and some other data that
my desktop and laptop can share. My discs spin up only during recording
and very occasionally during playback (with all the fiddling I don't
have much time to watch). I am trying to reduce heat as my backend is in
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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.
I agree. I've just upgraded from ubuntu 8.04 to 12.04 and it was a big
struggle to get it to fit on my 4GB compact flash (why is vim a 25MB
download?). I'm not sure I'll be able to upgrade this again without
going to more effort than the hardware is worth. (I have decided to
unify everything to Ubuntu 12.04 - it has been enough trouble learning
the changes from 8.04 without bothering with other distributions.)
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