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Re: 2TB file system

2011/8/17 Dejan Ribič <dejan.ribic@gmail.com>:
> Dne 17.8.2011 15:27, piše lina:
>> What's the best choice of the portable hard drive.
>> reliable. 1TB.

I'd go with emc, iirc they stress test drives before they send them to you :)

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

actually, there are only three brands:

the only thing you're buying when you pick someone else might be
different support / warranty and maybe partitioning / diagnostics
software. personally, i just go to google, amazon, buy.com, and newegg
and get whatever is cheapest. then i run it through a few dd
if=/dev/random of=/dev/disk (with different block sizes). if it lives
through that, i format it and put it in service. i've rma'd a number
of disks and a good 75% of them were laptop drives, another 15% were
heavily used in a san, 5% was me being stupid, and another 5% were
full sized disks under normal use. fwiw

>> Thanks,
>> 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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> Hi,
>   I recommend using Western Digital, I have those drives in all of my pc's
> have one 80 GB and that one is from the days when 80 GB drives, where the
> most that you could get, and its still working great. BTW: Didn't Hitachi
> used to be IBM? I am just asking because I didn't have the best experience
> with IBM drives, had two of them and they both broke within 18 months(lucky
> for me I had quaranty for them :D ).
> Cheers,
> Dejan
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