Newbie Q: Does Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB support Linux?


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Hi–I’m building a PC mainly for Ubuntu Linux; might partition the drive and also run Win7.

Can someone confirm that Ubuntu, and other Linux distros, will work OK with the Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB? I didn’t see any mention of Linux on the specs for this drive. I’m wondering if I’ve incorrectly assumed that Linux wouldn’t be a problem…or any more problem than Windows anyway.

On another thread someone reported Linux problems with a different WD drive; should I be concerned about the CBlue WD5000AAKS ?

Much thanks for info–this is a great site; impressed w/WD’s excellent support!

jim_d


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Also me suspect Ubuntu 9.10 had a problem with WD5000AAKS