> Hello, I have a rather old Dell Inspiron 8600 laptop with Ubuntu 8.04
> installed and working smoothly. Now I find myself needing some
> additional storage (my HD is just 60GB) and a solution to backup
> sensitive files, and I'm considering buying one of these USB-powered
> 2.5'' external drives.
> Are you aware of some specific brand/models that are known to work well
> on Ubuntu? Or, of some brands to avoid for the same reasons?
> Thanks very much
Buy a ATA hard drive with an external USB enclosure. It's cheaper and if
the hard drive dies, you can replace it easily. You can format the
external hard drive in NTFS so that it will work both with XP and Ubuntu.