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Re: 2TB file system

What's the best choice of the portable hard drive.
reliable. 1TB.

There are many brands, I don't know which one is reliable. I once
tried the hitachi.


On Wed, Aug 17, 2011 at 8:31 PM, Roger Leigh <rleigh@codelibre.net> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 09:51:44PM -0400, Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:
>> On Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 12:31 PM, Rick Pasotto <rick@niof.net> wrote:
>> > I recently acquired a 2TB SATA HD that I have not yet installed. It will
>> > be used entirely to store media files. Would there be any problems in
>> > formating the entire disk (no partitions) as an EXT4 file system?
>> >
>> > Any other considerations?
>> These days, though with current motherboards and SATA controllers,
>> current releases of Debian with 2.6 kernels,ext4, and 64-bit operating
>> system? Goddess only knows how large of a disk you can manage. Try it
>> with your system and let us know!!!!!
> It should always work in some form, though you might need to
> restrict its size with a jumper or force 512 byte sectors if you
> see problems.
> One odd problem I came across when I installed a pair of WD20EARS
> 2.0GB discs is that while they are 4KiB sector drives, they tell the
> opearating system that their native sector size is 512B, i.e. they
> lie.  Who knows why?--presumably so it's backward compatible or
> something, but it does mean when partitioning you need to manually
> partition on 4KiB boundaries or else you'll suffer from poor
> performance.  Hopefully in the future they will tell the truth so
> that all the tools just work.
> I worked around this by partitioning using GPT and telling the
> tool (parted IIRC) to use units of 4KiB to ensure correct partition
> alignment.  It's all working nicely so far with LVM and/or Btrfs on
> top.
> Regards,
> Roger
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