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From: Richard Fish <bigfish@××××××××××.org>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] {OT} External hard-drive choice
Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2006 17:39:05
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-user] {OT} External hard-drive choice by Ian Kabeary
1 On 8/15/06, Ian Kabeary <omega21@×××××.com> wrote:
2 >
3 > I like my Vantec Nexstar 3 enclosure. Try for one of them, they are cheap,
4 > flexible in capacity and nice to look at.
5 > Works in Gentoo just as easily as a Jumpdrive.
6 > ~Ian
8 If you are looking to buy the drive and enclosure separately, I too
9 can recommend these, but only in the 3.5" size. The 2.5" one I had
10 corrupted every large file I wrote to it. Of course since you are
11 looking for >250G, you are not looking at 2.5", but whatever you get,
12 I recommend testing thoroughly with some md5sum verifications.
14 You can find this same enclosure under several different brands. The
15 most important thing IMO is to make sure that the DC power input has
16 separate 12V and 5V pins. The enclosures with a simple round 12V DC
17 power input do not provide enough power for large drives.
19 Of course if you buy the Seagate/WD/Buffalo with the drive
20 pre-installed, you don't really have to worry about the power. You
21 can safely ignore the button, it won't impact the drive's
22 functionality in any way.
24 -Richard
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