[mythtv-users] The Bigger... Disk contest, Fall 2007 edition

Jay R. Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Thu Oct 18 18:41:19 UTC 2007

On Thu, Oct 18, 2007 at 10:38:29AM -0700, David Brodbeck wrote:
> BTW, I just looked at Seagate's site and there's NO difference in  
> MTBF between Barracuda serially-attached-SCSI and SATA disks.  MTBF  
> for the Cheetah SAS drives is slightly higher.  (They don't make a  
> Cheetah SATA drive.)  They don't quote MTBF for their desktop-class  
> drives.  But what's really interesting is that *all* of these drives  
> have the same 5-year warranty.  Since they don't quote service life,  
> I'm guessing the warranty is probably the best indicator of how long  
> they really think these drives will last.

Yeah, but as I note whenever this comes up, duty cycle is an issue:
some MythTV users are running their drives in a duty cycle *much*
closer to server than desktop, and those desktop drives may last 5
years... but not at 100% duty 24/7.

The SCSI drives will; I've done it.

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