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Suitable External HDD for Linux RHEL

Hi All,

I am very new to UNIX systems and need your help.

OS: RHEL 5.4(LINUX) 64 bit

I need to get a new external 2TB HDD for transferring data from between linux machines. This HDD will not be used in any windows/MAC servers. Only on UNIX systems(linux/solaris) the USB device is to be used.

When I check out on online sites like Amazon to purchase such a HDD, I can see all are compatible with windows or MAC OS.

Where can I get an external hard disk that is compatible with LINUX box? can the normal HDD listed in online websites(which shows compatible with windows) be used for Linux too?

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Yes, any of the external HDDs marketed for Windows can be used with Linux. If your proposed physical connection is USB, make sure that you get a USB 3.0 if possible for fastest transfer speeds.
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