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external hard drives

external hard drives

external hard drives

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I'm looking for an external hard drive or array. I would like to connect it to a Linux via Firewire or eSATA. It seems that some of these only want to work with Windows or Macs. What ones work with Linux? We are looking at 2 TB or 3 TB--the size doesn't leave us with many options.
 

RE: external hard drives

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We are looking at 2 TB or 3 TB--the size doesn't leave us with many options.
actually it does... have you considered NAS as a solution, workds like a charm with Linux due to the NFS filesystem and SMB for Windows clients...
e.g. http://www.broadberry.co.uk/nasstorage_servers_open-e.php

or build your own: regular hardware, and a couple of SATA RAID Cards, then throw in a Gbit network card (Intel 100/1000), either buy an Open-E USB stick, or check out the FreeNAS software.

http://www.freenas.org/

Ben

"If it works don't fix it! If it doesn't use a sledgehammer..."

RE: external hard drives

NAS would be a great solution here (via either SMB, NFS, or even iSCSI).  There are lots of possibilities.  Have a look at products from Linksys (NSS4000), Netgear, or Thecus (support iSCSI).
 

Lee Mason
Optimal Projects Ltd
www.opl.co.uk
www.backupsanywhere.com

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