Re: 2TB USB hard drive for backing up
Am Montag, 30. April 2012 schrieb Ellwood Blues:
> 2012/4/30 Martin Steigerwald <Martin@lichtvoll.de>:
> > Am Montag, 30. April 2012 schrieb Chris Bannister:
> >> On Sun, Apr 29, 2012 at 08:27:03PM +0200, Martin Steigerwald wrote:
> >> > Hmmm, I´d avoid those with 4 KB hardware sectors that lie to the
> >> > OS they have 512 byte sectors. Although I think even those should
> >> > work. But with 512 byte sectors you have a 2 TB limit when you
> >> > use MBR partitioning.
> >> >
> >> > 3 TB disks with 4 KB sectors both hardware (physical) and software
> >> > (logical) should just work, provided the Linux is new enough.
> >> >
> >> > On Squeeze use -cu as additional options (see manpage).
> >> Sorry for jumping in here, but I can't figure out (from your post)
> >> which command requires the additional options: -cu. Which manpage?
> > fdisk. Sorry if I didn´t mention it anywhere in my post.
> Thanks, I've tried everything but not success. The problem is that the
> disk is already half full and aligned with WD tools. I am just waiting
> for linux to be able to read it and write it as efficiently as Windows
> does it, at the moment I am not able to read it, which is very
I would like to see some information from the disk, like
- relevant stuff from hdparm -I /dev/yourdisk (feel free to skip serial
number if you do not want to post it here)
- fdisk -cul /dev/yourdisk
- tail -fn0 /var/log/syslog / dmesg when the kernel detects the disk
You need to use GPT if the disk reports 512 byte sectors to the OS. Thats
no problem, when its just a data disk. Try gdisk on the disk.
Martin 'Helios' Steigerwald - http://www.Lichtvoll.de
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