Verbatim Portable Harddrive 500 GB (Hard Drive, USB 3.0, External)

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Verbatim Portable Harddrive 500 GB (Hard Drive, USB 3.0, External)
Linux compatibility:
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Verbatim Portable Harddrive 500 GB 
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Updated: 10/04/2016 03:16

Review of Linux Compatibility

The Verbatim Portable Harddrive is connected via USB 3.0 and has the USB ID 18a5:0237

Bus 001 Device 006: ID 18a5:0237 Verbatim, Ltd Portable Harddrive (500 GB)

It is automatically recognized and fully supported by the Linux kernel:

usb 1-3: new high-speed USB device number 3 using ehci-pci
usb 1-3: New USB device found, idVendor=18a5, idProduct=0237
usb 1-3: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
usb 1-3: Product: Portable USB 3.0 Drive
usb 1-3: Manufacturer: Verbatim
usb 1-3: SerialNumber: 15xxxxxxxx

The 500 GB edition is equipped with a Hitachi Travelstar HTS 545050A7E380 hard drive, which is also automatically recognized by the kernel:

scsi8 : usb-storage 1-3:1.0
scsi 8:0:0:0: Direct-Access     HGST HTS 545050A7E380     GG2O PQ: 0 ANSI: 6
sd 8:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg3 type 0
sd 8:0:0:0: [sdc] 976773164 512-byte logical blocks: (500 GB/465 GiB)
sd 8:0:0:0: [sdc] Write Protect is off
sd 8:0:0:0: [sdc] Mode Sense: 23 00 00 00
sd 8:0:0:0: [sdc] Write cache: enabled, read cache: enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA
 sdc: sdc1
sd 8:0:0:0: [sdc] Attached SCSI disk
usb 1-3: USB disconnect, device number 3
sd 8:0:0:0: [sdc] Synchronizing SCSI cache
sd 8:0:0:0: [sdc]

Identified Hardware Configurations (7 Results)

This hardware component was used by Linux users under the following system configurations. These results were collected by our LHG Scan Tool:
Scan Date
blackPanther OS v16.2SE (Silent Killer) 4.7.0-desktop-1bP - 15/11/2017
blackPanther OS v16.2SE (Silent Killer) 4.9.20-desktop-pae-1bP - 22/10/2017
Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS 3.13.0-132-generic - 25/09/2017
Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS 3.13.0-123-generic - 15/07/2017
Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS 3.13.0-96-generic - 05/10/2016
Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS 3.13.0-92-generic - 23/07/2016
Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS 3.13.0-79-generic - 25/02/2016

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