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I just bought a new laptop with 500 GB disk space. I plan to install Windows as well as Ubuntu 10.10 and others on it. While 500GB is a decent size for a disk, media now days takes up a lot of room. I want to buy an external, USB-powered mini-hard drive, but I want to make sure that it will work with both operating systems. I am looking for at least 1TB capacity. Can you recommend one?

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closed as off topic by Sathya, BinaryMisfit Nov 2 '10 at 10:10

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Shopping questions are off-topic as per the FAQ: it is not about a shopping or buying recommendation – Sathya Nov 1 '10 at 20:45
Although I see this as a shopping or buying recommendation in the way it is currently worded, you might want to reword your question to ask if USB-powered mini-hard drives are compatible with both Windows [insert version here] and Ubuntu 10.10 / 10.04. – Russ Warren Nov 1 '10 at 21:03

In any event, a portable hard drive formatted to the NTFS file system will be compatible between both operating systems (NTFS read/write support is enabled by default in 10.10).

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