[mythtv-users] How much storage do you have for MythTV?
jakeisawake at gmail.com
Mon Jan 23 18:54:46 UTC 2006
On 1/23/06, Yeechang Lee <ylee at pobox.com> wrote:
> Ross Campbell <ross.campbell at gmail.com> says:
> > My MythTV box is now at around 600gb and that seems like just about
> > enough storage for me for now with non-HD recordings,
> Indeed. A FireWire capture of a non-HDTV cable channel takes about
> 19MB/minute. 600GB = 526 hours. HDTV takes up to sevenfold more space
well, for tv we have about 660GB here and we're running PVR-500's so
we can record about 330 hours. believe me, without autoexpire we
would be screwed. a program goes from being recorded to autoexpiring
in about 2 weeks so litterally we record about 330 hours of tv every 2
this is managable as i live in a townhouse with 3 other guys and
basically everyone knows that they should watch what they want to
watch before it's gone. of course we all know that the cable stuff
will probably get rerecorded after the autoexpire so that can be
watched in leisure but the network stuff i watch pretty religiously on
we also record every football, basketball (both college and pro for
those), baseball and hockey game we get so that is a large portion of
our tv though we do record quite a few sitcoms and miscellaneous.
all in all our setup works pretty good.
in addition to the tv we also have about 3TB for dvd-rips and random
movies. this is disk spread around the house and all of it is
completely backed up. we don't care if we lose the tv but the movies
can not be lost.
> I'm already there! That ~$1100 figure I mentioned earlier for my
> HD-capable MythTV box didn't include the $2100 I paid for an Infrant
> ReadyNAS 600 with 2TB in RAID 0 that I'm solely dedicating to MythTV.
geeez, $2100 for only 2TB seems rediculous but i guess you get a small
form factor and lower power consumption out of a NAS (i assume).
otherwise, we just put our hard drives in existing computers, though
we have thought of building a fileserver with multiple TB in it. most
of our drives are 250GB gotten for under $100 but i think we have a
few 400GB drives around.
can't wait to hear what everyone else has.
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