External drives

Neil Winchurst barnaby at drofle.co.uk
Mon Feb 21 08:16:10 UTC 2011

On Sun, 20 Feb 2011 17:39:44 -0500
Clay Weber <claydoh at claydoh.com> wrote:

> On Sunday, February 20, 2011 05:24:49 PM Neil Winchurst wrote:
> > I have been told that a good idea for back-ups is to use an external
> > hard drive. Do they all work with Kubuntu and does anyone have any
> > helpful suggestions please? There are so many on the market it is very
> > confusing.
> > 
> > TIA
> > 
> > Neil
> Yes, any of them should work just fine. Though some may come with windows-
> based backup helper software installed, they amount to really, really big 
> thumb drives as far as Kubuntu is concerned :) They probably are all formatted 
> in FAT32 so it is just a  matter of plugging it in and having it show in the 
> device notifier
> clay
Thanks for that. I could reformat the drive I suppose. Which would be
better, NTFS or Ext4?


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