View Full Version : H3640U and Ubuntu

April 27th, 2009, 05:49 PM

I found this device and it is an great price for an external HD but I want to know if anyone has used this device on Ubuntu? I would be using the device to backup my systems. It states is supports Windows and Mac OS X which makes me think that it will be detected under Ubuntu (just the built in backup program won't work).

April 28th, 2009, 07:37 PM

I asked this question on Yahoo! Answers as well and got a response (see the link above).

April 28th, 2009, 08:16 PM
It should work fine if you use the USB connection on it. External Hard Drives should just be seen as removable Media by Ubuntu.

I have to say that the Hitachi is one of the ugliest External Hard Drives I've ever seen.

April 28th, 2009, 10:09 PM
I'd have to agree that it looks ugly. But if I wanted performance and looks I would go for this external Hard Drive here (http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822154206CVF).

April 29th, 2009, 05:12 AM
I am not paying $140 for a 750GB external HD. Especially since I don't care about looks and speed really isn't a factor either. As long as my computer is fast, my backups can happen overnight.

May 1st, 2009, 05:30 PM
After talking to my wife I decided not to get the H3640U and instead get the following drive: