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Old 2nd February 2017
hulten hulten is offline
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@jggimi, thank you for the clear explanation and howto. I just partioned the drive and now formatting the fat32 partition with
newfs_msdos sd0i
. It takes a long time, but I guess I just have to be patient. It doesn't matter if I do this over USB 2 or 3, since it does not actually send data over the connecting; the OS just needs to tell the drive how to format it, right?

usbdevs(8) tells me it is an EHCI device, so that's USB 2.
I have an extension USB cable between the computer and the official USB cord delivered with the disk; could that make it revert to even lower speeds?
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