[mythtv-users] esata drives - experience?
kkuphal at gmail.com
Tue Apr 8 16:56:13 UTC 2008
On Tue, Apr 8, 2008 at 11:39 AM, Yan Seiner <yan at seiner.com> wrote:
> Krzysztof Adamski
> > On Tue, 2008-08-04 at 10:44 -0500, Kevin Kuphal wrote:
> >> Seems like for $130 you might be able to get a decent case,
> >> motherboard/cpu combo (doesn't need much) and a regular IDE PCI board
> >> and just build a server. Then just iSCSI or NFS mount it back to your
> >> main system. I did this recently with a stack of 5 160GB drives using
> >> a free after rebate case, leftover boards and memory and buying a
> >> SATA/IDE PCI board. Ended up with software RAID 5, about 600GB of
> >> iSCSI space that I mounted over to my Vista box for photo storage.
> > For lower overhead you can use AoE instead of iSCSI if both machines are
> > on the same LAN.
> What's AoE? I've not heard that before.
ATA over Ethernet IIRC
> I've been reading up on iscsi and it sounds interesting.... Faster
> throughput than NFS? That would be cool.
> Would a 700 MHz PIII be sufficient as a server for this? I have one of
> those handy. And, could it be used for recordings with myth? Are there
> bandwidth issues?
Mine is a 1.6Ghz Celeron. My only concern would be that you're doing most of
your work in software (software RAID, software iSCSI), that being said, I
don't experience *any* problems with the system I have and in doing test
copies from local SATA to both local SATA and iSCSI, I found the iSCSI to be
almost identical in speed on a 100MB network. It was quite impressive.
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