I recently turned my 7 year old HP Pavilion a1030e desktop into a Ubuntu media server. From what I could find on the HP website it contains a K8S-LA (Salmon) motherboard. I'm planning on adding a "Western Digital 1 TB Caviar Blue SATA III 7200 RPM 32 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive - WD10EALX" to the default 80 GB HDD.
My desktop is about seven years old with an older ASUS motherboard. I have one Western Digital Caviar 160 GB IDE HDD, one Western Digital Caviar 250 GB SATA HDD, and two Seagate Barracuda 750 GB SATA HDDs installed that work perfectly with Windows XP.
I have a macbook pro, just bought western digital externall 500gb hard drive connects through usb. i want to run ubuntu linux from my usb hard drive, as i have no disk space in my Macbook. Is this possible?
I created 2 partitions, BOOT and ROOT in my western digital drive. I tried installing ubuntu, debian, fedora etc.. and several versions and it freezes/crashes during install.
I used to love Seagate. I guess this was during the 20GB to 300GB days. They were the only manufacturer that offered a 5 year warranty (when the other companies were offering only 1 to 3 years), and their drives were reliable and fast.
Sometime in 2009, I bought a 1TB Seagate drive out of loyalty to the brand.