[mythtv-users] OT: 160GB Western Digital, $30 after rebates

Fedor Pikus fpikus at gmail.com
Tue Jun 7 06:39:33 UTC 2005


On 6/6/05, Blammo <blammo.doh at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 6/6/05, Blammo <blammo.doh at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 6/3/05, Mark Knecht <markknecht at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > As for enclosures I use 2 or 3 types. Mostly I recommend sticking with
> > > Oxford Semi chip sets.
> > >
> > > For 1394a I use mostly ADS Tech cases. They are 1394/USB 2.0. This
> > > seems to be the most recent version:
> > >
> > > http://www.adstech.com/products/DLX185/intro/DLX185intro.asp?pid=DLX185
> >
> > Other posters in this thread are right.. you start running out of IDE
> > channels, SATA channels, and then plain case space. Even with a
> > hardware raid controller (which I'd love to do, but 8 channel ones are
> > expensive) you still have to worry about the case. You have the heat
> > of the drives, the heat of the cards, cpu etc, all in one big box.
> >
> > My primary backend has (4) 80mm thermaltake high-cfm fans. Works
> > great. Noisy but case stays room temp.
> >
> > I'm looking for, as I'm sure are others, a good multi-drive Firewire
> > enclosure. Something I could cram 5-6 drives into, plug a single
> > firewire into my backend, and call it good. Hardware raid would be a
> > bonus, but not a requirement.
> >
> > I'm sure someone makes one that isn't $500.
> 
> 
> If  guy had money to burn, he'd get this:
> 
> http://www.firewiremax.com/miharasyfor5.html
> 
> Or just the internals itself : http://www.tekram.com/ARC-5010.html
> 
> 3 bays, 5 drives, hardware raid.... /drool


Yikes. For this money I can build the whole RAID box *including*
disks. My MythTV box has 5 Seagate 300GB disks in software RAID5, at
$129/piece from Fry's. With two Nexus fans it stays cool and the fans
are absolutely silent:

http://www.iguanamicro.com/ne80resicafa.html

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