[mythtv-users] OT: Size (MB) of Samsung HD501LJ drive?

MythTV mythtv at blandford.net
Tue Oct 9 15:15:20 UTC 2007


Steven Adeff wrote:
> On 10/8/07, MythTV <mythtv at blandford.net> wrote:
>   
>> Steven Adeff wrote:
>>     
>>> I'm thinking of adding two of these to my existing RAID5 array but
>>> want to make sure i won't have an issue. my current drives show a
>>> cfdisk size of 500105.25 (MB). If anyone has one of these drives and
>>> could let me know I'd much appreciate it!
>>>
>>> thanks!
>>>
>>>       
>> Mine are all in a hardware raid 6, but they show up under the 3ware raid
>> tool as:
>>
>> SAMSUNG HD501LJ 465.76 GB
>>
>> I was a little surprised when I bought them that there was 35 gig
>> missing from what I was expecting.
>>
>> Michael
>>     
>
> quite the thread I've inadvertantly started...
>
> Michael, could you check the cfdisk size of a single drive for me?
> Some manufacturers are slightly off, and while one could assume the
> drive is the exact same size (500105.25), I've had 250GB drives from
> different manufacturers that were slightly different. Since I'll be
> adding these to an existing array it's kinda important that the size
> is big enough to at least match the existing partitions on the other
> drives.
>   

Sorry, I can't.  They are all hidden behind the 3ware controller and 
cfdisk can't get direct access to them.

Michael



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