any issues with usb hard drives?

Peter petermatulis at
Wed Feb 15 06:48:55 PST 2006

--- John Levine <johnl at> wrote:

> >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.

Any hints on how to get started?  I am reading the GEOM section in the
manual and it focuses on setting up RAID.



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