[lug] USB Hard Drive Cases for 2.5 inch (laptop) hard drives

Zan Lynx zlynx at acm.org
Thu Jun 12 00:50:24 MDT 2008

Mike Stanczyk wrote:
> Ok, this is getting very annoying.   I need a recommendation for a USB hard
> drive case that's is linux compatable.
> I've tried three different cases and only one works with linux under 
> Clonezilla.  The older than the four hills "Me-910" case works with 
> clonezilla.  Real easy way to upgrade my laptop's harddrive.  New drive in
> laptop, old drive in case, clone, done.
> Now the inland usb drive adapter and the coolermaster x-craft 250 lite 
> weren't
> recognized by clonezilla and as far as I can tell, clonezilla runs on a 2.6
> kernel.
> Since I have to return the x-craft case to microcenter anyway, cases in
> stock at Microcenter are prefered.  Cases also known to play nicely with
> a Linksys Slug are also prefered.

USB Mass Storage isn't something a device can claim and *not* work with 
Linux.  It's a standardized USB protocol.

Have you tried using the drive with Some Other Operating System or other 
versions of Linux?

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