[CLUG] hard drive
Donncha O Caoimh
donncha at linux.ie
Mon Feb 21 14:17:10 GMT 2005
Get whatever you can afford really. Your BIOS may have trouble seeing a
300GB drive but Linux will more than likely see it fine.
Using a SATA drive from Windows will require installation of
drivers(they'll be included) but Linux supports SATA drives out of the
box (not sure since when - I installed Debian on one for the first time
a few weeks back!)
Not sure what's the brand-de-jour this week. I've had bad experiences
with IBM and Fujitsu drives in the past but they were either part of
a known bad bunch of drives or age. Another IBM drive continues to work
I wouldn't touch an external drive for storing important data. I'm sure
they're fine for transporting data but I'm too paranoid to consider them
for long term storage!
Dave Mulligan wrote:
> I'm need some more storage and am looking into getting a new
> hard-drive. My question is, what should it get?
> I have a Dell Xeon 2.4 with an 80Gb IDE hard drive. I want to get a
> 300 Gb drive and I have three main choices.
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