any issues with usb hard drives?

John Levine johnl at
Fri Feb 3 12:58:46 PST 2006

>I'm wondering whether USB hard drives will work out of the box with
>FreeBSD.  Anything I should be concerned about?

I've been using them for backup and they're great.  Support was flaky
in 5.3 but it's been very reliable in 5.4 and 6.0.

I would suggest using GEOM to label them so they have the same device
name in /dev regardless of what USB port they're plugged into.


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