Originally Posted by replica88
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.