[mythtv-users] Hard drive recommendation
davatar at comcast.net
Sun Feb 29 23:09:42 EST 2004
Did you try using hdparm -M? Works on my 250GB Maxtor just fine, infact it
sets the acoustic management permanently in the drive. I can't hear any
seeking anymore. 5400 rpm is the way to go though :) Less airflow needed
Btw, all fast-rpm drive do that (or should) ibm deathstars didn't, and well
it's obvious by the name what happened when the head didn't move. I'd say
your drive might be on it's way to an early death if you're fooling it by
just querying hardware information.
> Just an update on the Seagate 7200.7: I bought a 200GB 7200.7 last week,
> it exhibits the behavior described here:
> Basically, when the drive is idle for a a little bit, it will, all on its
> decide to start seeking around and reading mass amounts of data.
> It's relatively loud and very annoying, when the computer would otherwise
> quiet. I've worked around this by running a little shell script that runs
> 'hdparm -I /dev/hdb' every second to prevent the drive from ever being
> detected as idle, but that's not really an ideal solution. I certainly
> not have bought the drive if I had known of this in advance.
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