[sf-lug] Ooops -- Buying a USB drive to use with your Linux computer? Beware of the FreeAgent series from Seagate...

RBV GoodWriter2548 at earthlink.net
Fri Dec 7 11:50:29 PST 2007

If you're shopping for a USB drive, read this story first:



> SEAGATE'S latest batch of drives, the ironically titled Free Agent series
> are not compatible with the Open Sauce operating system Linux.
> The problem is to do with the power-saving systems on Seagate's
> latest range of drives...
> There are a few work-arounds but Seagate Tech Support says they do not
> know what they are. Instead they are telling man plus dog that their latest
> drives do not support Linux.

Cheers & hope this helps,

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