Tony Houghton schrieb: > On Mon, 02 Mar 2009 19:32:02 +0000 > Gavin Hamill <g...@acentral.co.uk> wrote: > > >> On Mon, 2009-03-02 at 19:15 +0000, Tony Houghton wrote: >> >>> On Mon, 02 Mar 2009 19:30:55 +0200 >>> Rene Hertell <linu...@hertell.com> wrote: >>> >>> >>>> Tony Houghton wrote: >>>> >>>>> On Mon, 2 Mar 2009 08:50:42 -0800 >>>>> But I wonder, does writing to the HD really shorten its life >>>>> significantly compared to constant spinning or frequently being spun up >>>>> and down? >>>>> >>>> Yes, i guess it does, cause it writes to the hdd:s surface constantly in >>>> large amounts... >>>> >>> But there's no physical contact, the surface just has its magnetic >>> polarity changed (or something like that). Is there a limit to how many >>> times it can survive those changes? Or perhaps the head moving mechanism >>> can wear out? >>> >> I thought the driving force for having HDs power down was to reduce >> power, noise and heat? >> > > Yes, avoiding disc access to keep it spun down is a good idea, but it's > difficult to keep one spun down in Linux because of logging activity > etc. Even if you manage to solve that problem I think the drive would > still need to be used often enough to make it a good idea only if it's > something like a laptop drive, designed to be spun up and down more > frequently than a desktop one. > Well there are more things in the world then you think ;) - Some people use CF card , some people Microdrives, some Notebookdrives. The video directory is on a couple of harddisks. Thats possible if you layout the directory structure correct with vdr. My machine ist running from a microdrive since more then a year now.
Livebuffer would sure be interesting but not if: 1) it constantly keeps the disks spinning 2) it consumes a fixed amount of memory. Is there some tmpfs which allocates a certain percentage of given memory ? Would livebuffer be able to cope with that ? Then i would for sure pick a bit RAM and try it out. Again: Livebuffer might be nice - but not for the price to pay ... Kind Regards Steffen _______________________________________________ vdr mailing list email@example.com http://www.linuxtv.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/vdr