HDDs and file-systems
This is deplorable.
I bought a 1TB HDD three years ago. And I bought a 2TB HDD yesterday. The storage density has increased 6 folds in 3 years. I was ecstatic.
My ebullience packed its bags and left for Mexico when I tried partitioning my newly acquired drive.
It feels like winning a free ride to Disneyland and walking out to find a zombie apocalypse underway.
The recommended way of shuttling a media drive between Mac, Linux and Windows is using the NTFS filesystem, which is Read-only by default on Macs and which runs with huffs and puffs on Linux with NTFS-3G.
Since I don’t use Windows much and I could forgo the luxury, I thought I will be better off.
Here’s the kicker: even if I want cross platform support between just Linux and Ma, I still don’t have anything.