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From: Collins Richey <crichey@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] {OT} External hard-drive choice
Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2006 02:41:55
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] {OT} External hard-drive choice by Willie Wong
1 On 8/15/06, Willie Wong <wwong@×××××××××.edu> wrote:
2 > Hi all,
3 >
4 > I am looking to purchase an external hard-drive for backing up data.
5 > I am looking for something that has >250G capacity (preferably
6 > around 300G so I have room to grow). My desktop does not have a
7 > firewire port, so it is essential that I can use a USB2 connection.
8 > (Of course, it is also essential that it works with Gentoo!)
9 >
11 Others have responded with specifics. All I can add is that I have a
12 couple of el-cheapo (< $40) ADS units from Micro Center that work just
13 fine. You can put in any G-capacity IDE drive you want. If your Gentoo
14 system handles USB storage devices properly (why wouldn't it), you'll
15 have no problems. According to the drive enclosure advertisements,
16 metal case is better for heat dissipation, but I have no hard
17 evidence. These units have the "standard" external AC->DC chunky
18 blocks.
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21 Collins Richey
22 If you fill your heart with regrets of yesterday and the worries
23 of tomorrow, you have no today to be thankful for.
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