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Keyboard and mouse stops working after connecting usb hard drive

The wireless USB keyboard stops working when I connect a USB hard drive. I also tried to connect a non wireless USB mouse together with the USB disk and the mouse stopped working. I'm running ...
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Having two 2.5'' drives makes one turn off the other on plug

Currently I 'm using my RPi 2 with a 1 TB external Toshiba USB drive.Back in the day, I had to set max_usb_current=1 in my /boot/config.txt file, because when I plugged it in it would keep trying to ...
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Can I use a Y-cable or Dual-Power cable to get additional power for a single USB powered hard drive?

I'm planning to attach multiple portable 2.5" hard drives to a Raspberry pi 2 Model B. The problem is, the only power source of such hard drive is the USB port it is connected to. In short: They would ...
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Pack a uncased 2.5" HDD with a Pi 2 in one case

I want to pack a Raspberry Pi 2 and a uncased 2.5" HDD in one case. The HDD is connected with a SATA-to-USB-cable. It doesn't matter for me if that cable is outside of the case. I can not find ...
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JDownloader: “Invalid download directory” error

I've just set up JDownloader on my Raspberry Pi 2 and I'm getting an annoying error: Invalid download directory. I have to mention that I've attached a 500GB external hard drive to the raspberry ...
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Expected performance of Raspberry Pi as NAS with software RAID-1

What kind of performance can I expect from a Raspberry Pi 2 as a NAS with 2 External hard-drives as a software RAID-1? I know that the Ethernet runs as a USB device so they all (Ethernet and 2 ...
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Pi not recognising 2.5" HDD over powered USB Hub

So after finally setting up OpenElec I decided to also get a powered USB hub. Got this one for cheap from work. The power supply for the HUB outputs read: +5V ⎓1A I connected a 2.5" HDD in a USB 2.0 ...
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Owncloud Not Accessible by Ip on Local Network

Okay, its so late its early now, so Stack Exchange is my only hope for solving this. I followed the instructions listed on this blog post at pimylifeup.com to create an Owncloud webserver for myself. ...
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Careless Backup Solution [closed]

General idea: A careless backup solution for files on a laptop. Whenever the laptop is connected to the home network changed files are automatically pushed/synced to a server in a ...
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/var/swap file abnormally large

I ran this command because my Raspberry Pi's SD card is full: sudo find /var -type f -a -printf '%s %p\n'| sort -nr | head -10 The output: 104857600 /var/swap 46641296 ...
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No disk space after switching from B+ to 2 model B

Before switching to the RPi 2 model B, I used the commands sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get upgrade. However, on using the new RPi 2 model B, it keeps saying no disk space left on device. I am ...
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Max safe current and power requirements for Raspberry Pi 2 Model B?

I have a few questions to ask. I have referred to many other similar questions, but couldn't get a straight forward answer to my questions. Current situation: I just recently bought a Canakit ...
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How to change permissions on external hard-drive connected to Raspberry?

I am following this tutorial to create Samba Share on my Raspberry Pi Zero. My problem is at this step: "Make sure your user is the owner of the path you are trying to share via Samba sudo chown -R ...
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Expanding size of the root / using external HDD

I bought Raspberry Pi and got it up and running. I also happened to have an external HDD which I then mounted to the Raspberry Pi. The mount can be accessed in the /mnt folder. I have SD card in the ...
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Will either of these two hubs supply enough current?

I am about to setup my Raspberry Pi 2 as a plex server and wish to connect the old HDDs I have knocking around. I want to use a powered hub as I know the Pi itself won't be able to power lots of ...
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Raspberry Pi 2 Model B and External 2.5 USB3.0 HDD

As per the title, I recently bought a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B and I thought it would be nice to have some extra space so I plugged my external HDD. Here's the specs: The HDD: HGST 0S03560 1TB 2.5 ...
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Rpi can't see external hard drive

I got stacked. I have a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B with OSMC installed on it. I want to connect an external drive (Seagate Backup Plus 1TB) to it. I connected it through a usb hub and there is an ...
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Correctly partition 4TB drive with enclosure using Pi

When I first connected my new hard drive enclosure with 4TB drive to my Pi, the drive was not listed when I typed sudo fdisk -l. I want to mount this drive, but I think I first need to partition it ...
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Raspberry pi doesn't recognize HDD NTFS

I was trying to create a NAS by using my Raspberry Pi B+. I've connected my Samsung 1 TB HDD to USB and then I've used the command fdisk -l in order to manually mount the drive. My Pi didn't ...
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Install Opencv on an external Hard Drive

I am new to the raspberry world. I was trying to install opencv on my raspberry pi 2 and when I give the command: wget -O opencv.zip https://github.com/Itseez/opencv/archive/3.0.0.zip I get the ...
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Problems with my 24h torrent box project (maybe related with ExFAT)

I recently acquired a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B to make a 24h torrent box. My external HDD is in ExFat (1TB USB3.0 - WD) and after installing the exfat drivers, I began to configure it for my purpose. ...
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New Samsung M9T external HDD will not spin down

I'm having rather a peculiar problem after purchasing a new external hard drive recently (Samsung M9T ST2000LM003 2TB). The drive will not spin down after 1 hour with the following systemd unit: ...
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NTFS USB HDD Read-Only - How to enable write permissions

I have a 500GB SATA drive connected via a USB to my Pi 2. I can read data off it fine, but I can't write to it. It is formatted as NTFS. On my desktop, it is write-able, but not on Raspbian.
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How to programmatically determine the name of a connected HDD?

I'm hoping this is a very simple issue with a simple solution. I have a raspberry pi and an external hard drive that I am writing data to. I would like to know if there is a way in python, to ...
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No /dev/sda folders showing up after connecting external HDD

Hello and thanks for reading this! Everything worked fine until I disconnected my external Western Digital 1Tb external NTFS hdd from my USB-hub on which my Raspberry Pi 2 is connected with the ...
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Alternative Storage Options

I have just started my wonderful journey into using a Raspberry Pi 2 device. I know I could add an external hard drive to the device but my concept of just supplying a black box to my User will ...
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How to get remote controlled raspberry pi to play music/video out of its OWN speakers

In the past I have in the past created a NAS which I can use to play music through my PC or phone. I would, now like to make a media centre with a raspberry pi (B rev 2) which will be able to play ...
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USB External drive access over network is too slow

I have a Raspberry Pi 1 Model B that is connected with an Ethernet cable to my router. When I try to copy files to my laptop (which is connected using WiFi) using FileZilla or Samba (in either ...
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How can I connect an internal 3.5'' SATA HDD to Raspberry Pi [duplicate]

I know this is theoretically difficult, but I dare to ask: what are the possible ways to connect an internal 3.5'' SATA HDD to the board (let's say 2TB)? Let's ignore the need for additional power. I ...
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Raspberry Pi 2 with 2 or more HDD [closed]

I want to connect more than one 2,5" Hard Drive Disk to my Raspberry Pi 2. The first question is, should it work ? The second question is, which of these is the more efficient/stable solution : ...
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What are pin headers and what are they used for

I see almost all modern development boards (Raspberry Pi, Cubieboard, Odroid, etc) have pin headers attached. I couldn't find a clear description of what they do. What are the practical uses of them? ...
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USB drive not automounted when booting from external HDD

When first tinkering around with my Raspberry Pi 2 I just booted from the SD card and got my USB drive, which I'm using to host GIT repositories, to automatically mount on startup. In order to get ...
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Corsair Voyager Air 2 not showing up when on battery power + USB 3.0 connector

I am currently using a Raspberry Pi2, and a corsair voyager air 2. The Corsair device is a 1TB HD connected via USB3.0 cable, and comes with it's own battery power. Plugging in the device, turning ...
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External SSD or External HDD more suitable for Raspberry Pi 2 Model B?

I just bought a Rasberry Pi and I want to turn it into a media center, but I dunno if I should use SSD or HDD, I know SSD is faster, but HDD is cheaper so.
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Rasbperry Pi 2 + WD My Passport (external 2.5 USB 3.0)

I've tried to connect the external WD My Passport directly to Rasbperry PI 2.0. But experienced some issues. When max_usb_current=0 HDD is running (but with some strange ticks) but is not detected. In ...
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External USB drive changes to read-only

I have an old Maxtor USB 250GB external drive I'm trying to use on the Raspberry Pi 2 running Raspbian. It has the latest updates, upgrades and firmware. root@raspberrypi:~# uname -a Linux ...
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Save an image of a RPi thats booting from a hard drive

I recently setup my RPi so that it boots from a hard drive (as much as I could move off of the SD card anyways). Previously I was simply plugging my RPi SD card into my computer and making a clone ...
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“can't read superblock” when trying to mount usb drive

I've recently got my Raspberry Pi 2 and I'm having issues mounting my external USB drive. Symptoms are the following: In /dev I only find /dev/sda and NOT /dev/sda1 When trying to mount /dev/sda ...
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How to connect my external drive with my raspberry pi? [duplicate]

So im using Kodi on my raspberry pi 2 and I have an external drive with Musik and Videos on it, id like to play on my raspberry. But it doesnt have enough power to use the drive, how can i use it?
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Will there be backfeed problems if I use a powered external HD on RPi 2?

I've got an old Western Digital ext hd that uses this power supply (http://www.amazon.com/Adapter-Western-Digital-Wdbaau0010hbk-01-Supply/dp/B00FPLZFP4). I was planning on powering RPi 2 just from ...
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How can I install the OS on external Hard Drive? [duplicate]

I want the SD card to host the most important things until the OS boot process can begin, so the Operating System itself can be hosted on an external Hard Disk ... how can I do so? I want to minimize ...
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Buffer I/O error on dev sda1 - not a hardware problem

In the last month or so, one of my external hard drives has stopped working properly with my Raspberry Pi. It works for a while, then it stops working randomly. I ran 'ls' on the drive's folder and it ...
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Is it possible to use an external hard drive for Raspberry Pi & Xbox One?

I recently purchased a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B to use as an entertainment center (with Retropie for playing roms & Kodi for playing media). I have an external harddrive that I'd like to store my ...
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Advice on Using the Pi2 as a NAS vs NAS device with Pi2 attached

I want to build a home NAS and with my Raspberry Pi 2 and also have XBMC installed on it and need some advice on the route to go. The storage will be used to stream movies from (via XMBC) and also to ...
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How do I connect a Raspberry Pi to an external hard drive (Preferably a Western Digital Elements HDD)through a USB hub [closed]

I know it might be obvious but I'm confused as to how to do it also a video or image showing how you did it would be really helpful.
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Mount HFS+ under Arch Linux ARM

I'm trying to mount an external HDD that's formatted with an HFS+ (journaled) partition. community/hfsprogs has been installed, but mount -t hfsplus /dev/sda3 /mnt returns mount: unknown filesystem ...
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External hd won't automount [closed]

I'm running raspbian on a raspberry pi 2. I have an external USB hard drive plugged in (mains powered), and I can manually mount the drive, but I can't seem to get it to automatically mount. I ...
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Raspberry Pi 2 ITX motherboard conversion

I am planning on building a new media center unit using a Raspberry Pi 2 however I have some specific requirements: Unit requires an RPi base-board like the fairywren Need to connect 3+ SATA devices ...
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External HDD will not spin down

I am having an issue with my external hard drive and it is quite annoying. So, I purchased the Samsung M3, for the sole purpose of acting as a mass storage device for my Raspberry Pi. Lovely. I ...
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Raspberry Pi sees HDD as an “ntfs” drive, despite being formatted

I have been attempting to convert my drives filesystem over to EXT4, purely because it will always be plugged into the Raspberry Pi thus it is just much better to go through ext4. I am having a ...