[sf-lug] external hard drives for Linux

Asheesh Laroia 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.

-- Asheesh.

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