[mythtv-users] Wake up disks on events
gull at gull.us
Thu Sep 11 18:09:39 UTC 2008
Brad DerManouelian wrote:
> That's a terrible idea. Flash drives can't keep up with the read/write
> demands of a database application in terms of speed or longevity.
> Don't do that.
I'm not convinced that's true, but admittedly I haven't tried it in this
For databases it's often the seek speed that matters, not so much the
data rate. Flash drives have excellent seek speed.
The Asus EeePC has a solid state disk, and one of the Eee user groups
did some interesting calculations estimating its lifespan:
You can read it and draw your own conclusions. Keep in mind the figures
in the table are for continuous writing, which isn't realistic for a
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