> Having just gone through this, the answer is "The USB drive will have
> to be formatted after it is connected to the Linkstation"
I don't agree to this. There are some problems with NTFS partitions (I
fixed the responsible script, see the "Using an USB disk with a NTFS
partition on it" thread). But with already existing ext2/ext3/fat32
there should be no problem. Of course, with NTFS your drive will be
read-only, with the others you can also write to it.
> Probably not what you want to hear. The USB drive is also NOT hot
> swappable on the Linkstation.
Also, I don't agree! I used several NTFS formatted USB disks and hot
swapped them on and off and on... no probs (with firmware 1.45).
Hope this helps,