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[ale] OTQ: partition formats of USB storage
- Subject: [ale] OTQ: partition formats of USB storage
- From: lists at serioustechnology.com (Geoffrey)
- Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2007 17:14:44 -0400
- In-reply-to: <[email protected]>
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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
Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little
temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
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