WD Caviar Drive for DVR?

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WD Caviar Drive for DVR?

Postposted on Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:20 am

Hey All,

Has anyone used a WD - Caviar Green 2TB Internal Serial ATA Hard Drive in their HTPC for DVR work? I have a Ceton Infinitv4 and just want to be sure this drive can handle recording a few channels and also playing back recorded shows at the same time without a hitch.

I have a Core i3 3.3ghz if that makes any difference.

Thanks!

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Re: WD Caviar Drive for DVR?

Postposted on Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:15 am

I have one of these and a 3 TB version in my HTPC. Works great. However, I have a 256 GiB OS drive. DVR HD's get very fragmented, and I run Auslogics every week. The drive with the OS never gets fragmented now. But yeah, you could definately get by with 1 HD.
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Re: WD Caviar Drive for DVR?

Postposted on Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:02 pm

I've got a 2TB WD Caviar Green and a 2TB Samsung HD204UI in mine. I'm certain that it can handle two programs recording and a third playing back without a hitch. I don't know that I've seen it recording four and playing back a fifth at the same time.

The 7200-rpm drives are noisier and hotter than the 5400/5900 rpm "green" drives. I put a 3TB Seagate Barracuda in my gaming PC a couple of months ago for $140.
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Re: WD Caviar Drive for DVR?

Postposted on Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:54 pm

JustAnEngineer wrote: I don't know that I've seen it recording four and playing back a fifth at the same time.
This does suggest a potentially interesting "real world" benchmark for storage reviews.
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