Q: recommendation for external USB disk

Bas Smeelen b.smeelen at ose.nl
Tue Jan 12 07:12:25 UTC 2010

Jeffrey Goldberg wrote:
> On Jan 11, 2010, at 6:32 AM, Matthias Apitz wrote:
>> Can someone recommend a good external USB disk for backups which works
>> with FreeBSD 8.0 and has more than 512 GByte? Thx in advance
> Pretty much anything that you consider to be a reliable supplier will do.  There are no specific FreeBSD requirements as far as I know.
> I recommend that you get a disk that is externally powered instead of with power supplied over USB.
I use Freecom hard drive XS 1.5TB USB2.0 on our fallback servers as
back-up disks.
These are always connected to the servers for over half a year now.
I have not had any problems with them and the price was ok.
da1 at umass-sim0 bus 0 target 0 lun 0
da1: <Freecom Hard Drive XS 1.00> Fixed Direct Access SCSI-2 device
da1: 40.000MB/s transfers
da1: 1430799MB (2930277168 512 byte sectors: 255H 63S/T 182401C)
/dev/da1s1d on /usr/home/www/backup (ufs, local, soft-updates)
This is on FreeBSD 7.2-RELEASE-p6

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