[sf-lug] External USB hard disk suggestions

Neil neilgg at gmail.com
Thu Mar 13 21:48:47 PDT 2008

I'll sort of echo Blake.  I have a WD MyBook that I use for occasional 
backup of ubuntu machine.  Plugged in and it worked great and 
automatically.  When I bring it our for backups it always shows up in 
the same mount point (/media/My Book), which I would not say is true of 
other external devices I use.
I know a few people who use these, always attached as 2nd drives (on 
windows), and they all seem happy with them.


Mike Krohn wrote:
> Hey folks,
> I am looking for a 750G  external USB external drive that works well 
> with linux;   We plan to use these drives for a one time backup of 
> data.  We use Seagate FreeAgents right now, and some folks are not happy 
> with its spin down feature (which I know can be turned off through a 
> windows gui tool, or sdparm, but some of my coworkers would rather not 
> bother).
> What have you folks tried, and what do you like?  Any opinions of the 
> Western Digital My Book series?
> Thanks in advance,
> Mike
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