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EXT3 file system . . .

by Coryphaeus / January 26, 2009 11:53 PM PST

Just picked up a NAS box for my Seagate 400 Gig SATA drive. Got it connected to my network and in the process I found that the drive needed to be formatted in EXT3. Never heard of it before. I used the NAS and it's software to format the drive and it works perfectly. A short search said EXT3 was a Linux format.

Anyone know why the drive had to use that format? Is that standard?

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My bet
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 27, 2009 12:02 AM PST
In reply to: EXT3 file system . . .

Is the little computer inside that box is running Linux and to avoid Microsoft's fee for that other file system they went with an open source or free file system.
Bob

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May be . . .
by Coryphaeus / January 27, 2009 1:23 AM PST
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I almost bought that one.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 27, 2009 1:54 AM PST
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But they were out by the time I went to order it. Yup its a small CPU running linux.

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