[ubuntu-uk] Does anyone have experience with using a usb hard drive docking station with Ubuntu?

Colin Law clanlaw at googlemail.com
Mon Dec 5 13:56:06 UTC 2011

On 5 December 2011 13:41, javadayaz <javadayaz at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi guys,
> Im thinking of attaching a couple of old hard drives to my laptop. How nice
> does Ubuntu play with a docking station? Will it need any extra software.

You should not need extra s/w.

> Also, can you please recommend a cheap as chips docking station? I have two
> hard drives so maybe a double hard drive.

I only needed a single and got this from ebay for just over £10, works
with no problems.

Make sure you get the right internal interface, IDE or SATA, to match
the discs you have.

> my price range is about £20.
> Some extra info: The hard drives are from a old Pc which ran ubuntu. Will
> this cause any conflicts when hooking up to a newer ubuntu version?

It should not, provided the PC is not set to boot off USB in which
case it might try and boot from it.  In that case if you cannot work
out how to make the disc not bootable then I am sure someone here will
know how.  If you don't need the data on the disc then just re-format.


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