[mythtv-users] mythtv-users] Old Mac Mini vs RPI as frontend/backend

jam at tigger.ws jam at tigger.ws
Sat Oct 26 14:23:34 UTC 2019

> On 26 Oct 2019, at 8:00 pm, mythtv-users-request at mythtv.org wrote:
> I have a 2009 Macmini running Ubuntu serving as both a front and back 
> end for Myth, with a very large USB drive for the media. As far as the 
> backend it runs well despite having accumulated years of database 
> entries, and the frontend works well because of the Nvidia 9400M. It 
> also has 8GB of ram
> However, the internal drive does have some bad blocks, and I'm thinking 
> its time to move on. I also hate jumping through hoops with refind and 
> its booting scheme to work around Old mac firmware.
> Would an RPI 4 be an adequate substitute?
> The maximum 4GB of Ram seems like it could be a problem for the backend 
> functions, like mythcommflag, running concurrently with the frontend. I 
> also don't know how the Myth GPU support for RPI stacks up against 
> Nvidia 9400M/VDPAU

I found it quite easy to replace the HD with a 1T SSD. Like a new one it was.
Ive not investigated yet but my rapi on usb3 ssd (where it did 500M io) trashed an ext4 SSD after a week or so. ;-(. I’ve ordered and will play with a rock pi 4M. It does 1200M to a nvme m2


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