ATA-8 Streaming / WD Purple / Seagate SkyHawk

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stoneweg
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ATA-8 Streaming / WD Purple / Seagate SkyHawk

Post by stoneweg » Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:24 am

Hi together,

I am going to set up a home surveillance system and I was wondering whether ZoneMinder actually makes use of the dedicated ATA-8 streaming commands which e.g. the WD Purple or Seagate SkyHawk support. I read that with these special ATA commands, one can instruct the hard drive to rather get some bytes wrong than drop a frame.

Thanks for any reply!

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Re: ATA-8 Streaming / WD Purple / Seagate SkyHawk

Post by iconnor » Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:02 pm

No.

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Re: ATA-8 Streaming / WD Purple / Seagate SkyHawk

Post by mikb » Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:18 pm

"instruct the hard drive to rather get some bytes wrong than drop a frame."

What a way to sell an unreliable hard drive as a positive. Call it a dedicated feature. I'd rather mine retained the data I gave them.

If I want an SATA-enabled chocolate teapot, I'll bear these drives in mind ;)

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