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Hard Drive question
« on: December 17, 2007, 01:12:42 am »
I'm setting up my PC to run LinuxMCE now and have a plethera of Hard Drives to choose to run as the OS and am wondering about the performance if I were to use my smallest 20gb Maxtor 2mb cache 7200 RPM. It's old and pretty much useless and I would thus like it to be the OS drive, but am wondering if it will affect the performance of the machine. It's a Opteron 139 CPU with 2.25gb ddr2 pc4200, will the hard drive be a severe enough bottleneck to create any issues, or should it run LinuxMCE alright?

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Re: Hard Drive question
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2007, 11:01:34 am »
I'm setting up my PC to run LinuxMCE now and have a plethera of Hard Drives to choose to run as the OS and am wondering about the performance if I were to use my smallest 20gb Maxtor 2mb cache 7200 RPM. It's old and pretty much useless and I would thus like it to be the OS drive, but am wondering if it will affect the performance of the machine. It's a Opteron 139 CPU with 2.25gb ddr2 pc4200, will the hard drive be a severe enough bottleneck to create any issues, or should it run LinuxMCE alright?

Just checked on a couple of Core's here and if you dont add any MD's then our Core's use about 12Gb of disc space on the boot partition. So your 20Gb drive should do it if you are not expecting to expand your system much.

The performance of the hardware will not be bleeding edge but if you add an nVidia 6200 card you should find you can explore most of the LinuxMCE features without to many problems.
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