New external harddrive and 106Mb unallocated - why
rgm at htt-consult.com
Tue Dec 31 01:14:58 UTC 2013
It was pointed out to me, off list, that I am generally targeting a
country (China) for bad behaviour in this email. I apologize to people
this affends. I have many colleagues in the IETF and IEEE from China
and work closely with them. I am applying for a visa to attend the IEEE
802 meeting there in March, and have been asked to speak at a conference
in June. I check out all devices I get to see if malicious code is
present. Since most is targeted for MS OSs, we can find them in Linux.
Anyway, sorry for coming on a little strong there.
On 12/30/2013 06:22 PM, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> I just got a Toshiba Canvio Desk 2TB external HD that my plans are to
> delete the NTFS partition and put on an EXT4 one.
> Thing is the first 106MB are unallocated. Why?
> If this was a Chinese product, I would be worried. I actually found a
> 'call home' USB stick once. One MIGHT think that Toshiba has decent
> quality control. But why the unallocated space; is this for sector
> Actually, I probably would not delete the partition, but only reformat
> it as EXT4.
> Seems to be a rather nice unit. Drive did not power up until I
> connected the USB; very convient not to have to unplug it to save on
> power usage.
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