Elecom SGD-NYU USB 3.0 External Hard Drives

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Elecom released their newest line of USB 3.0 external hard drives, the SGD-NYU. As part of the ‘Expansion’ series, these silent external hard drives (1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB & 5TB /...

    Elecom SGD-NYU USB 3.0 External Hard Drives
     
  2. VENGEANCE

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    well this is exactly a seagate expansion drive ..and the cover looks exactly the same
     
  3. Raplapla

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    If they are silent it means they are SSDs… But it’s not written, so I guess they are not SSDs, and not silent…

    It doesn’t even say if they are 2.5" or 3.5". And HDDs that don’t work on Linux, really?

    That’s a joke.
     
  4. Agent-A01

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    Of course an unformatted HDD over a simple usb interface supports linux.

    They just don't list linux due to such a small user base.
    Linux is so vague/generic so they definitely aren't going to list every distro as it would confuse most people.
     

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    There would be no point doing that since hardware support is in Linux itself (the kernel).
     
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    No type C port, now, in the year 2017? Lame... When I made an attempt at finding more details about this product, I got confusing info all over the Internet.
    Lame x2.
     
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    It's not at all vague/generic. In fact, everything you need to support an external drive is already baked in the Linux kernel itself and it's distro-independent. People in companies listing specs should have known better.

    Exactly.
     
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    @Ministers and agents:
    -the Linux user base certainly cannot be estimated as "small". And most certainly not as small to be dismissed as insignificant
    -if it is "vague/generic" in terms of the number of "distros", it still shouldn't prevent Elecom to MENTION Linux (simply: Linux, not any particular distro). AND the UNIX, too! But, the BigBadBill is using a strategy known as "money talks", right? "I'll pay you too keep silent about it...to avoid mentioning it"
     
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    You two misunderstood my meaning.

    Using the word Linux alone is a vague term due to lack of specifics.

    They aren't going to list Ubuntu support only because other people would ask why it doesn't support X distro and they certainly aren't going to list every distro.
     
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    It doesn't even mention if it runs BOT or UASP. Probably means it runs BOT, so no thanks.
     

  11. bananaforscale

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    Yeah, a type C port would be cool. I can tell you that the 4TB unit is PMR, the drive is 15mm thick and power usage is quoted as 5 V@850 mA. (I may have bought a couple and made a stripeset for storage purposes because it was cheaper than any PMR 8TB drive.) I did benchmark the drives before I removed them from their cases, basically what you'd expect from a mechanical drive.
     

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