[mythtv-users] USB Harddrives
myth at dermanouelian.com
Tue Jul 22 20:29:49 UTC 2008
On Jul 22, 2008, at 1:13 PM, Mitch Gore wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 10:55 AM, Brad DerManouelian <myth at dermanouelian.com
> > wrote:
> It's more cost-effective to buy a big new hard drive and replace
> what's there than to run another machine. Newegg had a 500GB drive for
> $69 this morning.
> Except for this sentence that wrote last post
> "I do have one other 120gb drive i would like to
> > put in my Mythbox but there is no room in the backend box."
> I dont want to have a tower machine in my theater. I have a mATX
> Home Theater case that can only hold 3 drives. If i remove the
> myBook that has 2x250 drives and if i add the 120gb thats a total on
> 6 disks....
> If i use a old machine how long would it take to cost me ~130 in
> Power? Considering its a AMD 1800+.
I don't pay your electric bill, so I don't know. :)
I do know that if you buy 2 750GB drives and put them in your Home
theater box that holds 3 hard drives, (saving 1 drive for your OS/
mysql, etc.) you'd end up with 1.5TB of storage and no noticeable
extra energy costs. I also know that you will notice running an extra
machine 24/7 on your monthly electric bill.
See if you can spot when I bought larger hard drives to consolidate
Bill Date kWh
I didn't include what I pay for electric, but I'm saving between $150-
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