[Lugstuff] myth tv box: low power with RAID 1

Thomas Gallen kaori.hinata at gmail.com
Thu Jan 14 09:19:30 EST 2010

I think one of the various Intel Atom (perhaps an ION as well) based motherboards along with a few Western Digital Caviar Green drives would fit that bill nicely. I've been wanting to built such a system as well. I believe there are also some good cases available that will fit exactly two drives and use very little space otherwise. You'd have to check motherboard compatibility though.

Check: http://www.mini-itx.com/store/?c=2 (for motherboards)
You can check some Tom's Hardware reviews and specs for the Caviar Green power usage. Unfortunately I don't have those links on hand (at work).


On Jan 14, 2010, at 7:41 AM, Theodore Knab wrote:

> Hi,
> I started the path of making a MythTV box for home.
> I was wondering if anyone could make any recommendations for both a low power
> machines and low power consuming hard drives.
> I am looking for something that will only consume 100W 
> or less and holds 1 terrabyte or more of data in a RAID 1.
> It also needs to have one slot to hold my TV card.
> So, far I have only purchased this Linux only TV card:
> 	http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/PcHDTV_HD-5500
> -- 
> Ted Knab
> Stevensville, MD USA
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