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    Linux & external hard drives?

    Is there an external hard drive supported by Linux. I have heard horror tales of trying to use Maxtor One Touch series

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    I've never run into one that doesn't work. And I'd say I've used ~40-50 different models over the years.

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    arch linux
    Quote Originally Posted by ac13387 View Post
    Is there an external hard drive supported by Linux.
    Welcome to the forums!

    All the externals that I've used work with Linux as well. There are some special applications that come with some of them that might not work with Linux, as they are usually Windows only applications, but the drives themselves seem to work perfectly.

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    Linux Guru Rubberman's Avatar
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    I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
    I've used Maxtor One Touch drive with Linux. Basically, I don't like the One Touch at all, but they do work. Just don't use the button... My preferences for external drives is to get a good external esata/usb quick-change enclosure (about $50 USD) and a big bare sata drive (1.5TB about $120 USD, 1TB about $90). No muss, no fuss, and I can swap out the drive in about 30 seconds. Cheaper, faster, and more reliable than tape for backups.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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