[TAG] USB Hard Drives
lpitcher at sympatico.ca
Sun Aug 13 08:25:25 MSD 2006
On August 12, 2006 22:16, Bob van der Poel wrote:
> I'm thinking of getting a USB (external) hard drive to use for backup
> purposes. Is there anything to look out for on these, or should I just
> try to get the best dollar/meg deal? I'm thinking that something in the
> 150 to 150 meg size would be perfect.
> I'm assuming that all (most?) of these drives will work just fine with
> Linux :)
I wouldn't know about all or most of these drives, but I /suspect/ that they
will all work with Linux, especially a recent kernel.
A couple of weeks ago, I bought a Vantec NexStar:GX "USB 2.0 External 3.5 inch
Hard Drive Enclosure", which I used with an old 60Gb HD that I had laying
around. The drive was correctly recognized by a 2.4.29 kernel, and I had no
problems using it at all.
I'm certain that once I upgrade the drive to a more modern 300Gb device, the
NexStar:GX will make a good external backup medium.
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