[mythtv-users] Quiet, reliable hard drives
veehexx at zoho.com
Mon Dec 11 21:19:52 UTC 2017
---- On Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:48:23 +0000 Mark Wedel <mwedel at sonic.net> wrote ----
> Any recommendations for a quiet & reliable hard drive for mythtv? SSD would
> fit the bill, but at 2 TB capacity (what I'm looking at), still a bit pricey.
> I'm currently running 2 machines - a system with enterprise quality HD that
> stores the data in a far way room (drives going on 5 years of operation and
> still strong) and a frontend/main linux computer with all SSD. Ideally, I'd
> like to consolidate, but those enterprised HDs are quite noisy, and I like the
> relatively quietness I have now.
> Mythtv pretty much never records more than 1 thing at a time. The storage is
> also used for zoneminder & other minor storage use.
> I'm tempted by the 2.5" lap top drives - those generally seem quieter & lower
> power, but I'm not sure if they'd be up to long term use. Though the Firecuda
> comes with a 5 year warranty, suggesting some degree of robustness.
> I currently mirror all of my data, and I'd probably want to do that with the
> new setup. I'll probably free up an SSD, so can use that as read/write cache.
> Looking for thoughts/suggestions.
i too would like to fully SSD my home server, but a raid1 of 4TB's is prohibitly expensive for a nicety.
are you interested in a new case? best advice i can give is one with HDD vibration kits. some sort of rubber mounted mechanism really is the way to go.
i personally go for WD or Hitachi for mechanical. fwiw, crucial for SSD.
aside from performance, i've not had much issue between 2.5 or 3.5 drives, they've all been much of a muchness for reliability.
your setup sounds similar to mine. I'm running a Pentium G3240, 6GB ram, ssd boot, 2x 4tb WD Red in raid1, and the quietest 2.5" drive i could find for mythtv recordings which turned out to be a spare 250gb WD laptop HDD. The Reds had an annoying churning noise when mythtv recording. ZM runs as a partition on the raid1 Red to go with file server.
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