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The Hard Drive Drought Is Over

The flooding in Thailand last year knocked out a quarter of the world's disk drive production capacity, causing shortages and price spikes. But that's all behind us now.

 

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  • Joe Linux Said:

    Are there any 2TB and higher hard drives that work well with Linux -meaning I can take a new drive and format it with a Linux CD install without having to do lots of special work arounds. I bought some WD drives a few years ago that, unlike drives for the previous decade or so, didn't report there specs (like sector size) to the OS or bios. There are long work-arounds posted, but I'm wondering if there are any now that will just work like drives used to just work with Linux. Last time I had to format them with a Windows 7 machine with windows format. Even then, only one formatted right.

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