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Thread: External Hard Drive Compatabilities

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    External Hard Drive Compatabilities

    I have been searching around, and have found that a great deal of Seagate models are an extreme pain to get working, if they even do.

    I was about to buy an external, but does anybody have a list/link to a thread full of incompatible externals? I am thinking about getting a Toshiba branded one. Are they known to be incompatible?

    Thanks much in advance.

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    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: External Hard Drive Compatabilities

    I have a mixture of WD, Seagate and Hitachi external drives, I use Coolermaster and Thermaltake USB/eSATA enclosures and have zero problems. I have one noname brand that is network capable/USB that I find slow as a network drive, but using USB performance is acceptable.

    Jim

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    Re: External Hard Drive Compatabilities

    Fantastic answer cariboo!

    Thank you very much.

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    Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

    Re: External Hard Drive Compatabilities

    I'm new to ubuntu so bear with me. I have 8.04, and bought a WD MY PASSPORT portable hard drive, but am having trouble installing it. I have already downloaded WINE. Any other tricks, or does this hd not work with ubuntu yet?

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