## Comment Re:Density is nice, but what about longevity? (Score 1) 185

The ACs numbers make no sense, the length of the buffer is irrelevent, what matters is the rate at which you are writing date. 250 megabytes per second is also a crazy datarate, typical broadcast HD is more like 1 megabyte per second (8 megabits per second). Maybe a bit more if you have a cable provider who have more bandwidth than they know what to do with.

1 megabyte per second * 2 tuners = 2 megabytes per second = 7.2 gigabytes per hour ~= 170 gigabytes per day ~= 63 terrabytes per year

The shortest life drive in TFA started showing issues at 300 terrabytes and crapped out after 700 terabytes. So we are talking a probable lifetime of years.