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Old 26th January 2017
hulten hulten is offline
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Question Should my USB disk work on BSD?

I have bought a nice little disk to store my backups that require a lot of diskspace (smaller stuff I backup with tarsnap).

It is a Seagate 4 TB Backup Plus Portable, and I bought it here.

I have not yet unsealed the package, because I noticed the text "Use between Windows and Mac". This seemed unlikely to me. Just to be sure, I called Alternate to ask if I can repartion it, put any filesystem on it and just use it on OpenBSD or GNU/Linux. They told me that only Windows and Mac is supported, and they said it was very unlikely it would work on anything else.

I still find it unlikely, but just to be sure: do you have any experience with drives like this that actually give problems on the better operating systems?
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