OT Both my HDD's going bad at same time.

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Sun Feb 22 05:12:09 GMT 2009


Steven Vollom wrote:
>> Any hard drive that works with FAT will work fine with EXT3. You
>> should only pay attention to the hardware interface it uses (SATA,
>> SATAII, IDE, USB, ...) to make sure you have it available on your
>> motherboard.
> 
> I thought that was true, however, Maxtor, at least will not service a problem 
> concerning their drives unless it has XP, Vista or Mac OS.  They won't even 
> give help over the telephone.  I chucked a OneTouch III that did not work 
> because they said in their ad that they would only support XP, Vista or Mac.

Well, that's a different issue.  ext3 will work, /technically/, with any
block device (which includes any hard drive).  However, you shouldn't do
business with companies that won't support Linux.

Matt Flaschen



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