Seagate FreeAgent

On the way home tonight, I stopped off at Best Buy and picked up the Seagate FreeAgent 250GB external hard drive that’s on sale this week. Now that I have an office, I wanted to take my music with me to work so I could listen during the day. (Yay for having an office!)

It comes formatted as NTFS, which annoys me to no end. It lists on the box it’s NTFS, and works with XP / Vista, and MacOS, both PowerPC and Intel. At least I knew what I was buying.

But NTFS is notoriously difficult to work with on Linux, though the NTFS 3G driver has made a lot of progress. And of course my system doesn’t have the NTFS 3G driver installed.

Whatever happened to good old FAT32?

How annoying. Luckily, I have a Mac Mini and one Windows box left. I was feeling lazy.

Paul Cutler
Father. Husband. Vinyl Music Lover. Football fan. Python student. He / him.