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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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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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Will new quad core Raspberry Pi boot from hard drive? [duplicate]

I have a new quad core Raspberry Pi coming. Whilst I impatiently wait, will the New Pies boot from any other port besides the SD port?
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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 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 ...
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Unable to connect Seagate external drive

I'm new to Raspberry Pi and I wanted to use an external hard drive as my primary storage.. so went and got a Seagate BUP Slim BK 1TB HDD. It is not externally powered. My Pi is set up with Raspbian, ...
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why does my pi say there is only a total of 3gb of space when I have a 8gb micro SD card? [duplicate]

I just bought a 8gb micro SD card and have only installed rasbian on it but when I load up the raspberry pi it says there is only 300mb of free space and a total of 3gb.
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My external harddrive has semi dissapeared?

When I enter the command lsusb I get: Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0424:9514 Standard Microsystems Corp. Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 001 Device 006: ID 1058:1023 ...
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Can I use Raspberry pi as NAS with Raid 1 and encrypted file systems?

I am currently using a desktop computer as NAS where I have four hdd's which I have in Raid 1 using mdadm. These Raid 1-drives are encrypted using Ubuntu's default encryption (I think it is ...
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NTFS with high CPU usage

I'm using a RPi B+ with XBian and transmission, and an external USB 2TB disk, which has an external power supply. That disk is NTFS, and I've noticed that the CPU usage of the mount-ntfs process is ...
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How to keep my Hard Drive safe (physically) [closed]

Strictly speaking, this is a Banana Pi question. However, one might want to do something similar with a Raspberry Pi, so I consider it appropriate to ask here. Hope I'm right. Now the Banana Pi has ...
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Attached Storage Mount Problem

I recently purchased a WD Passport Ultra 1tb to use as a backup on my Raspberry Pi B+ but for some reason I can't see /dev/sda1 to mount it. After doing ls /dev/ only /dev/sda appears. I've ...
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Would OpenElec Run Faster Off an External Hard?

I know the Raspberry Pi Requires an SD Card with the files to boot OpenElec up on it, however considering I am using a class 4 SD card with OpenElec on it. Would I see any performance gains from ...
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Moving files on OpenELEC

I have a model B Raspberry Pi running OpenELEC v4.2.1. I have two attached usb sticks (formats: exFAT and FAT) and an attached hard drive (format: NTFS). When I go to the file manager in OpenELEC I ...
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Can the pi power this 2.5" drive without a usb hub?

I want to use my PI model B as a NAS, but I'd like to avoid using a usb-hub. I have a 2.5" western digital 1tb usb drive (this one), and a 2A power supply for the pi that I'm planning on using with ...
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My Pi and external hard drive only connects occasionally (other linux machine can read it)

I want to attach a 2x2.5 external drive to my RPi (Raspbian, kernel release 3.12.32+), but I cannot get the RPi to be consistently accepted by the system. It sometimes works, but more often not. The ...
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Will reformatting external hard drive to Ext4 from NTFS speed up data transfers?

I have two (externally-powered) external USB hard drives plugged into my Raspberry Pi. I use this to download torrents (using Transmission) and to share these with the other computers on the network ...
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USB HDD Spindown

I am using an external powered USB-Hub (DUB-H4, DLINK) with two HDDs on my Raspberry Pi. One is a USB 3.0 Western Digital external hardrive and it works fine. The other is a 500GB SATA internal drive ...
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Extra power to usb port on raspberry pi

I have a model B raspberry pi and an external hard drive that requires more power than the usb port on the raspberry pi can provide. Is there any way to increase the power to the usb port so that I ...
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How to share a Mac formatted western digital external hard drive connected to Rasberry pi

I have a 1TB western digital external hard drive. This hard drive has been formatted by Mac and used to take backup by time machine. I mounted this hard drive on Rasberry pi. The hard disk is ...
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External Hard Drive not recognized on reboot

Right now, I have an external hard drive that has its own power supply. When I first installed the system, it was able to recognize the hard drive, which I mounted and then added to the fstab. Every ...
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Why is there a difference in USB HDD speed in my two Raspberry Pis?

Summary USB drives connected to the rev2 running Raspbmc read/write twice as quickly as the rev1 running Raspbian. Why is there a difference in speed? Testing I tested the same external USB hard ...
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Power external hard drive though USB — safe to use USB charger?

I would like to connect an external hard drive to the Raspberry Pi. This hard drive must be powered through USB and comes with a cable that has two ends (to ensure sufficient power). The cable is ...
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Don't ask me to press F1 on reboot

Sometimes, my Rasp restarts out of a sudden, I think it's because too much USB devices and too little power. When it restarts, it asks me to press F1 (or some key) to check the attached USB harddrive ...
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Use GPIO to turn on external hard drive ONLY when needed

I have a Pi that is set-up with miniDlna for playing media to my tv and a samba server for a NAS set-up. My pi is connected to an external hard-drive that is actually just a hard drive enclosure; it ...
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USB Movie Media Center [closed]

Problem I got a smart tv which already contains a good media center, but this media center is too overcrowded, means it has too much feautures and it's confused. XBMC is better than the media center ...
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EXT4 External HDD slow write speed

After seeing all the benefits of using EXT4 as the filesystem of choice for external drives, I opted for it, and connected an external HDD to my Raspberry Pi, running XBMC. I tend to get write ...
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RAID array not recognized unless plugged directly into Pi

I just configured a Squeezeplug RP using a Vantec HX4R, 4-disk RAID array with an ext3 file system, connected through a Pluggable 7-port powered USB hub. The HX4R has its own power supply. It ...
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Powering external hdd exclusively from sector

Hi I'm working on powering my Sony external hard drive disk. I want to power the drive from the sector and link it to the RPi without drawing any current from it (and also because i'm a afraid of ...
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How do I mount the correct drive everytime the Raspberry Pi reboots?

I generally know how to mount hard drives in a UNIX system. But I am confused with one thing. Say I have disk #1 and disk #2. I mount disk #1 with sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/drive. How will I know that ...
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What secure disk format allows me to plug in and access in both Raspberry Pi and laptop (Mac OSX, Windows 8)?

I want to create a file backup server using the Raspberry Pi. I would like the hard drive to be connected to the device and be accessed by connecting wirelessly via the Raspberry Pi. At the same time, ...
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Xbian does not allow harddisk to stand-by for long

I have an external 2TB WD Elemens harddisk recently purchased plugged into the usb of my raspberrypi with Xbian 1.0 beta 2 installed. This disk has internal power management so it enters stand-by mode ...
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Spin down idle hard drive

I use raspbian and am looking for a way to connect an ~old seagate 500GB usb (externally powered) hard drive so I can store my movies etc on it. But obviously, there may be large amounts of time ...
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Hard drive not detected by the Pi

My raspberry pi is unable to detect my external hard drive, I'm wondering if I might have messed up in my setup. The hub is connected to the pi in two ways: from the hub to the pi's microusb to give ...
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How can I automatically mount USB hard drives (regression)?

Recently (perhaps due to an update?) my hard drives no longer automatically mount. I have a USB hub attached to the Pi, with a wifi card and some hard drives attached to the hub. The hard drives are ...
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Raspberry Pi restarts after connecting 2TB WD My Passport

When I connect my 2TB WD My Passport external USB 3.0 hard drive, Raspberry Pi reboots and fdisk -l does not list the hard drive. I think so there is some problem with my power adaptor, what should ...
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Problem with Samba shared folder

I have a USB HDD formatted in NTFS connected to my router, all my PC(Windows,Os X,Linux) can use it, also Raspberry works on it using the file manager.This is the situation I try to mount the ...
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Unable to mount Win95 FAT32 (LBA) boot partition of freshly imaged external hard drive on host machine, to make Pi boot from USB

So here's my problem: I really want to have a large swap space (and native persistent storage as well), so I decided I want to be able to boot Pi from USB. So far, I'm at the part where I need to copy ...
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How can I use a hard disk from Mac with ownCloud?

I have a hard drive that is formatted for use with my Macbook Pro. I would like to, without formatting the hard drive, use this hard drive on owncloud so I can access the files away from home. The ...
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Slow connection with raspberry when “/” is on external hard drive

So far i've tried minibian, arch (alarmpi) and arkOS and, when I'm lucky I get to connect by ssh. Whenever I'm able to do so ssh manages to freeze randomly. I've changed de /boot/cmdline.txt at ...
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Time machine over wifi: What hard drives do not give “failed verification” issues?

I have installed netatalk and set up my Time machine to backup via wifi on an USB hard drive wired to my RPi (followed these instructions). Nevertheless I repeatedly have "failed verification" issues ...
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Monitoring LVM disks for failures

I've created a RAID1 array in LVM (lvcreate -m1 --type raid1....). The system is unattended, so I would now like a notification email if one of the disks fail. I could probably write a cron job to ...
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How to automatically reboot if external hard drive not mounted?

Sometime my external hard drive is dismounted even though I had configure ftsab correctly and using powered usb hub for the drive. I usually solve this this by rebooting the system. Can someone ...