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Old 01-18-2010, 11:31 AM   #1
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im looking for a compatible USB hard drive


I am looking to buy a USB hard drive that will work with Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Server, is there anything I need to look out for? Are there any computability issues I should be aware of?

I have looked through Ubuntu's documentation but couldn't really find anything.
 
Old 01-18-2010, 11:39 AM   #2
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None that I know of. They all seem to use FAT32. I would think every distro can see them since that is what thumbdrives use. I like the WD MyBooks.
 
Old 01-18-2010, 11:45 AM   #3
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I haven't noticed any issues. If you want take full advantage of some of the typical Linux filesystem features, you may want to reformat as ext3. It's also helpful to rename the drives to get rid of the spaces in the names they typically come with.
 
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Hi,

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I am looking to buy a USB hard drive that will work with Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Server, is there anything I need to look out for? Are there any computability issues I should be aware of?

I have looked through Ubuntu's documentation but couldn't really find anything.
Just about any 'USB' external should work out of the box. If you want efficiency then you should format to a better filesystem unless you plan on the need for sharing with FAT. I prefer '/ext2/3' for my systems. Anything that requires sharing with M$ is handled via a smaller partition.

The 'WD' series have been very good to me but other consumer grade hdd would probably work.
 
  


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