External Bare Drive Enclosure for W10 and Linux

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    External Bare Drive Enclosure for W10 and Linux


    Any recommendations for enclosures that will work with both OS's?
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    USB or eSata?

    I have a Newertech USB 3.0 universal drive adapter. Lots of different ones available.

    Or universal usb 3.0 hard drive enclosure
    universal usb 3.0 hard drive adapter
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    Thanks. I have your right I think these are the two solutions you suggest?

    NewerTech(R) : Storage : USB Universal Drive Adapter
    Mac and PC No mention of Linux.

    Amazon.com: Inateck Universal USB 3.0 to IDE/SATA Converter Hard Drive Adapter with Power Switch for 2.5"/3.5"SATA HDD/SSD & IDE HDD Drives Optical Drive, Support 6TB, Include 12V 2A Power Adapter & USB 3.0 Cable(UA2001): Computers & Accessories
    Ditto on Linux. I think I wrote them asking about Linux support.

    I have sent an email to tor Rosewill asking if there firmware will support Linux.
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    USB and USB Enclosures and HDD's are universal. They work on any OS. You should have no problem installing them on any Distro of Linux
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  5. Bree's Avatar
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    spunk said: View Post
    USB and USB Enclosures and HDD's are universal. They work on any OS. You should have no problem installing them on any Distro of Linux
    The only thing that matters will be how you format the HDD, it will have to be a format that both W10 and Linux can use if you want them both to access the same files/partitions on the HDD, ntfs should do, ext3 won't.
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