[mythtv-users] Building new MythTV system, hardware help
j.minihane at minihane.tzo.com
Thu Feb 23 00:48:51 UTC 2006
I'd be using the kernel raid capabilities and just use the SATA card to
connect the drives to the mobo.
I agree, about the 3Ware. I'm using the 9500S-8 on my file server. Truly
Here's the question. Would software RAID tax the CPU too much? So much
that I would have to bee careful what I do with the MythTV system?
From: Aaron Carass <aaron_carass at jhu.edu>
To: Discussion about mythtv <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2006 19:38:31 -0500
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Building new MythTV system, hardware help
> In our previous episode, James Minihane said:
> > I've just been cleared by the General (wife) to build a new MythTV
> > I've got most things nailed down except for the storage array on the
> > I'll be capturing via firewire or PVR-500s.
> > MoBo: Supermicro PDSMA
> > CPU: Pentium D 840
> > RAM: 1GB
> > Case: RM4008
> > Storage (OS, etc): 80GB (x2) SATA RAID-0
> > Video/Audio storage: Here's where I need help.
> > I'll have 6 SATA drives in RAID-5. I'd like to use this...
> > http://www.cooldrives.com/8-channel-8-port-sata-pci-card.html
> > and then use LVM/Raid on the CPU. But will Linux recognize this?
> Yes for storage, not sure whether you can boot of this thing or not,
> which doesn't matter in your case.
> LVM on top of software RAID is going to create high load, especially
> with multiple recordings on the PVR-500s.
> > I'd like not to have to use a 3Ware or MegaRaid.
> I have to say that I love 3Ware, they by far and away make the best
> RAID cards on the market today. Phenomenal performance, well worth the
> extra few bob.
> Aaron Carass
> Image Analysis and Communications Laboratory
> Johns Hopkins University
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