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From: Ow Mun Heng <Ow.Mun.Heng@×××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] {OT} External hard-drive choice
Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2006 17:14:12
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] {OT} External hard-drive choice by Willie Wong
1 On Tue, 2006-08-15 at 12:53 -0400, Willie Wong 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).
8 If you're in US, and there's a Fry's store nearby, here's a Maxtor 500Gb
9 for USD179
13 > My big question is whether all those fancy "OneTouch" "OneButton"
14 > things offered by Maxtor/Seagate/etc. would impede the harddrive's
15 > function on linux. I mean, I don't think whatever software they
16 > bundled that allowed them to do "One Touch Backups" would work in
17 > linux, but I would hope those disks can still be mounted as an usb
18 > storage device. Can someone tell me whether that is the case?
20 Yep. i have a sarotech enclosure ( for a 2.5in and it
21 has backup software but I don't use it at all.
22 It does not impede upon the functionality of the drive/casing.
23 The button is just a harware button asking the casing to perhaps
24 "initiate" backup with the host/contact the host for backup software
25 etc.
27 The case just functions as a USB external Drive. You're just paying
28 extra for the "button" :-)
31 > Unfortunately, I can't seem to find any offered by brands that I
32 > know (like I mentioend above, Maxtor/Seagate/Buffalo/etc. all have
34 Why not? If you want a cheap one, a 2.5in one selling in
35 Surpluscomputers costs ~USD7-15 and a 3.5in costs between USD20-50
36 Plug in a Drive and you're good to go.
38 PS : I bought mine 2 years ago (max limit of 300GB due to PCBA in the
39 casing) for USD25
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Re: [gentoo-user] {OT} External hard-drive choice Willie Wong <wwong@×××××××××.EDU>