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[ale] OTQ: partition formats of USB storage

John Mills wrote:
> ALErs -
> Speculative question:
> I just bought a USB external HDD by Seagate, based on a presumably
> standard 3.5" drive. If I had to replace the drive, any idea how the
> replacement should be partitioned?

Assuming you're using it for Linux, it really doesn't matter.  You can 
format however you like as long as it's a supported file system.

> (I'm not about to check mine while it's still guaranteed - in fact I 
> don't even know if it's serial or parallel!)

I'm not sure I quite understand.  You can certainly check the 
partitioning of the drive without affecting the warranty.

Maybe I don't understand the question.... :(

Until later, Geoffrey

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