In Time to RAID PVRs, says Silicon Image The Register reports that Silicon Image has a new RAID chip that they think they can sell to PVR vendors. Not sure how this differs from their existing SATA/IDE RAID chips.
But they seem to agree with me that those hard drives are fragile and redundancy schemes are a Good thing.
This seems silly to me. Is a consumer willing to pay a premium to make sure that they don’t lose the latest Apprentice?
If the PVR morphs into the home media archive, storing priceless digital photos, they may have a point, but we seem to be a ways away from that point. However, the price delta is likely to be large in a very price sensitive market.