[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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