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From: Willie Wong <wwong@×××××××××.EDU>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] {OT} External hard-drive choice
Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2006 16:59:56
1 Hi all,
3 I am looking to purchase an external hard-drive for backing up data.
4 I am looking for something that has >250G capacity (preferably
5 around 300G so I have room to grow). My desktop does not have a
6 firewire port, so it is essential that I can use a USB2 connection.
7 (Of course, it is also essential that it works with Gentoo!)
9 What do people recommend?
11 My big question is whether all those fancy "OneTouch" "OneButton"
12 things offered by Maxtor/Seagate/etc. would impede the harddrive's
13 function on linux. I mean, I don't think whatever software they
14 bundled that allowed them to do "One Touch Backups" would work in
15 linux, but I would hope those disks can still be mounted as an usb
16 storage device. Can someone tell me whether that is the case?
18 Also, since I won't be using all those fancy automatic backup
19 features, I am hoping to just get a bare-boned external harddrive.
20 Unfortunately, I can't seem to find any offered by brands that I
21 know (like I mentioend above, Maxtor/Seagate/Buffalo/etc. all have
22 fancy features and cost quite a bit more), do people have
23 recommendations with that in mind?
25 Thanks in advance
27 Willie
28 --
29 Pintsize: Hehe, yeah, that does sound like a pretty empty, pointless
30 existence.
31 Marten: You are not helping, you know.
32 Pintsize: Wait, I'm supposed to be HELPING?
33 Sortir en Pantoufles: up 19 days, 19:51
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Re: [gentoo-user] {OT} External hard-drive choice Ian Kabeary <omega21@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] {OT} External hard-drive choice Ow Mun Heng <Ow.Mun.Heng@×××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] {OT} External hard-drive choice Thomas Harold <tgh@××××××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] {OT} External hard-drive choice Collins Richey <crichey@×××××.com>