[mythtv-users] An SSD for Backend OS / Database Drives?

Mark Lord mythtv at rtr.ca
Thu Mar 15 22:29:46 UTC 2012

On 12-03-14 05:51 PM, Robert Longbottom wrote:
> I've had my backend and database running off SSD for about 12 months now and I will never buy another computer without an SSD.  You are right that the main point of improvement is mythweb. Other than that I guess I don't see much direct improvement in mythtv performance and some might argue that with appropriate MySQL tuning and ram you can achieve the same effect. (which I've recently done anyway)
> My backend is also my file / web / mail / squeezebox server and vm host and for a 4+ year old core 2 quad with only 4gb ram it performs superbly with the SSD, much better than it did when I ran everything off an hdd. 
> So my advice is just go with SSD wherever you can these days. 

Echo that advice here, too!

And I specifically recommend any OCZ-branded SSD based on the Sandforce controller chips,
because OCZ has a very good (and simple) firmware-updater for use on Linux systems.


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