[sf-lug] external hard drives for Linux
asheesh at asheesh.org
Tue Oct 23 14:27:33 PDT 2007
On Tue, 23 Oct 2007, Christian Einfeldt wrote:
> Does anyone here have recent experience with purchasing an external hard
> drive that *just works* out of the box with Linux? I have had decent
> experience in the past with Iomega, and I am going to be making a
> recommendation for a newbie who will be using it with the notebook that
> I mentioned in an earlier post.
Every external USB-based hard drive will Just Work (tm). I suggest
Seagate drives because they have long warranties and my anecdotal
experience with them has been good.
To verify that it's a normal USB drive, you can check that the label says
it'll work with Mac OS X, which is a good sign, or for the phrase "USB
mass storage device" which is the specific standard that Linux supports
and that everyone uses.
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