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Old 07-23-2010, 04:12 PM   #1
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Western Digital Hard Drives and Linux issues


Wanting to upgrade my old Maxtor Hard Dive that is beginning to fail. I was looking at the Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Model #:WD5001AALS But I have heard about compatible issues with WD Hard Drives and just wanted to know if this hard drive is working with Mandriva 2010.1 ???
2.6.33.5-desktop586-2mnb

Thanks for any advice....
Rich
 
Old 07-23-2010, 04:15 PM   #2
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According to reviews on Newegg, it works fine.
 
Old 07-23-2010, 04:19 PM   #3
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Thats where I'm planning on buying it from... Where did you see or read that review. Ive read reviews but nothing on whether it worked on a linux box
 
Old 07-23-2010, 04:21 PM   #4
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Just click on the read all reviews link and then in the search field type "linux".
 
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Thanks for the quick replies, appreciated it
 
Old 07-24-2010, 05:14 AM   #6
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Wanting to upgrade my old Maxtor Hard Dive that is beginning to fail. I was looking at the Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Model #:WD5001AALS But I have heard about compatible issues with WD Hard Drives and just wanted to know if this hard drive is working with Mandriva 2010.1 ???
2.6.33.5-desktop586-2mnb

Thanks for any advice....
Rich
I have a WD Caviar HDD with the characteristics you've just posted and I had installed on my computer Mandriva, OpenSUSE, Ubuntu, Fedora and now Debian. I don't see the reason why it should not work with any of these Linux OS.
 
  


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