[mythtv-users] S-ATA versus plain old parallel
bob at smalltime.com
Mon Feb 2 01:44:16 EST 2004
> From my preliminary Myth install (in an old banger PC) and
> scanning this list it is apparent that HD throughput is of pretty major
Well, it isn't, not really. As long as you've got DMA on, even a
4500RPM notebook drive would probably be good enough.
Hard drives transfers are measured in megabytes per second; MythTV does
things in mega _bits_ per second.
3300kbps (3.3Mbps) is putting less than half a megabyte per second to
the drive: (3300*1024) / 8, which should be well within the range of any
of the modern drives these days.
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