Hard drives and storage media

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External documentation

Linux System Administrators Guide: Chapter 5. Using Disks and Other Storage Media
http://www.tldp.org/LDP/sag/html/disk-usage.html

Filesystems and Mounting
http://members.iinet.net.au/~herman546/p10.html

USB drive

To change the label of a usb drive, do:

For a FAT16 and FAT32:

sudo mlabel -i /dev/sdc1  ::my_label

For EXT2, EXT3, EXT4:

sudo e2label /dev/sdc1 my_label

See also:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RenameUSBDrive

SSD (Solid State Drive)

See this Arch Linux wiki:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Solid_State_Drives

Mount

See:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Mount/USB

formatting

See:
http://linux.overshoot.tv/wiki/system/filesystem

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