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External HDD For my MX Linux

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Re: External HDD For my MX Linux

#11 Post by Gordon Cooper » Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:09 pm

From my own experience, I can only repeat what Mauser said. RAM is not an issue.
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Re: External HDD For my MX Linux

#12 Post by timkb4cq » Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:21 am

vamsi wrote:After searching in amazon i found these hdd's. But the biggest doubt is the first two of them in the description box it is said that DDR3 SDRAM
The drives are small rotational hard drives drives that use an internal sdram cache to improve performance. The fact that it's DDR3 sdram is really irrelevant. Almost any sdram would do for that data buffering. It does its job as part of the hard drive package without any special attention or demands on the host computer, so don't worry about it. Except that a drive with a ram buffer will perform better than an identical drive without. Of course an SSD drive would be faster than any available rotational one - but also a lot more expensive.
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Re: External HDD For my MX Linux

#13 Post by timkb4cq » Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:54 am

The 4 you posted are all pretty similar.
From various posted reviews, the Seagate & Toshiba will be just a bit faster (~ 10%) than the WD & the Adata. All should be reasonably reliable.
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Re: External HDD For my MX Linux

#14 Post by vamsi » Mon Dec 25, 2017 6:41 am

timkb4cq wrote:The 4 you posted are all pretty similar.
From various posted reviews, the Seagate & Toshiba will be just a bit faster (~ 10%) than the WD & the Adata. All should be reasonably reliable.
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Re: External HDD For my MX Linux

#15 Post by Mauser » Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:46 pm

vamsi wrote:
Mauser wrote:RAM is not an issue. All you need is an external HDD and plug in the power and plug in the USB and it will show up automatically in Thunar. I use a 4TB External Western Digital HDD for backups from my 4TB internal Western Digital HDD.
Thanks for the reply
After searching in amazon i found these hdd's. But the biggest doubt is the first two of them in the description box it is said that DDR3 SDRAM (Particulary AdATA and WesternDigital Company Hdd's see the link 1 and 2)but i don't have that type of ram will it work (See Screenshot) and in the 3 and 4 one i haven't see such type of thing
Which one will be good among these?

1) https://goo.gl/WxCmh4

2) https://goo.gl/kkY6GN

3) https://goo.gl/i5PtrH

4) https://goo.gl/2E2gT7

Thanks..
RAM has nothing to do with an external HDD. I can't see them because all 4 of them are dead links. I would recommend this one since you are looking at a 1 TB HDD. https://www.frys.com/product/9105698?si ... IN_RSLT_PG

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Re: External HDD For my MX Linux

#16 Post by vamsi » Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:35 pm

Mauser wrote: RAM has nothing to do with an external HDD. I can't see them because all 4 of them are dead links. I would recommend this one since you are looking at a 1 TB HDD. https://www.frys.com/product/9105698?si ... IN_RSLT_PG
Thanks that what i decided to buy by the way links are not dead.

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Re: External HDD For my MX Linux

#17 Post by Richard » Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:05 pm

Links are live for you,
probably because you are logged in.
Dead for me, too.
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Re: External HDD For my MX Linux

#18 Post by richb » Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:09 pm

Links are live for me logged in or out.
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Re: External HDD For my MX Linux

#19 Post by Eadwine Rose » Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:12 pm

Live for me too, loaded in a browser I hardly ever use.
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Re: External HDD For my MX Linux

#20 Post by porkfriedmike » Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:47 pm

I've used the Toshiba 2.0 usb version years ago and they worked very well. Unintentionally dropped and abused and they just kept working,

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