Re: Is seagate goflex compatible with debian
Today I checked this one on store,
I have a couple of these at a client site using Windows 2008 Server.
Sure, not Linux, but the software on the drive "Premium-grade software
simplifies backups & synchronization" .... if you don't intend to use
that software, then I am very sure that the drive will work fine on
Linux. However please read further.
is it compatible with mine OS: x86_64 GNU/Linux ?
How about 64-bit kernel Mac OS X?
It's a drive with a standard interface. The drive worked when plugged
directly into the motherboard of the above machine with data and power
(SATA connectors). The machine in question now has a USB 3.0 card
installed and the drive is working off that now.
When the drive was directly connected, it reported a model number. I
looked up the details and found that it wasn't as impressive as I had
hoped. From memory, I think this is the actual drive .
Speed: 5400 RPM
Drive size: 14.8mm (not regular 9.5mm)
So, being 2.5" form factor is nice, and so is USB 3.0, but the RPM and
cache are low .... it isn't a SATA III drive as I would have expected to
support the higher USB 3.0 speeds.
There was also a suggestion that the drives were "Momentus XT", similar
to these 500GB ones , but with higher capacity -- if these drives
were those ones but in 1500MB capacity, then it would have been fantastic.
Sadly, I am not seeing anywhere near the performance that was expected
with the drive you are looking at buying. :(
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