On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 11:46 AM, Chris Silva <2manybi...@gmail.com> wrote:
> The ideia is to have a lightweight system installed on a usb pen
> (almost all files are read only, so no problem) and add one or more
> HDD drives to perform the recording. Those drivers will only work when
> a recording is scheduled. Thus reducing noise to the minimum.
> Currently I have almost no dB coming from my vdr box, except for the
> disks.

I used to do this with a usb flashdrive but have switched to
CompactFlash connected with a CF->SATA controller.  Also only have one
drive in the box for recording (which I'll move to my fileserver
eventually).  For the harddrive I just set a spindown timeout so it
goes to sleep when not in use.

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