[mythtv-users] BE Disk / Filesystem Layout
beww at beww.org
Tue Apr 17 19:26:05 UTC 2007
On Apr 17, 2007, at 12:43 PM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 04/17/2007 02:03 PM, Paul Mathews wrote:
>> I once received a 250GB drive from an RMA of an 80.
> And here I am trying to figure out what to do with my <300GB drives
> I used in my SDTV system now that I've upgraded to a 4-capture-card
> HDTV-only system. The <300GB drives just aren't worth the
> electricity... They're too small for a Myth box, but waaaay too
> big for
> almost anything else. With all my media on my Myth boxes, even my
> server is using <25GB of 160GB (and most of that is images of my
> GNU/Linux builds and I haven't cleaned up the filesystem in over a
> If they replaced an 80 with a 500 or a 750, I'd be interested (and
> go from a 3TB to a 3.5 or 3.75TB Myth box), but anything less just
> worth it.
I agree, but apparently some others do not.
Two good points have been raised in this thread. The first is that
hard drive capacities have far outstripped the needs of most
consumers, but the makers have to keep selling drives somehow. Myth
users are probably among the few consumers who actually push capacity
towards the practical limit, but even they can afford really large
arrays if they really want to. (with exceptions of course).
The second point is that most of us abuse our drives horribly.
Consumer cases are not really designed for good drive cooling, and
turning drives on and off all the time is never good for them. In
over 20 years of using hard drives I can only recall one that failed
other than at startup, and it had been running for 2 years in a very
hot case (approx 140 deg. F).
Considering what you get for the money I think the manufacturers do a
good job of putting a truly amazing product into our hands for an
incredibly low price.
If somebody had told me 25 years ago that I would be able to buy a
500GB drive for less than the cost of a pair of bicycle tires I'd
probably still be laughing.
beww at beww.org
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