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.
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.