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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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RPi backup server: turn off when Idle (including USB HDD)

I'm using a USB HDD on a RPi as a backup server. I use samba to connect to it periodically, using some software on a Windows machine which updates the backup once per day. This will be the only ...
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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 ...
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mount: special device /dev/sda1 does not exists

I bought a Raspberry Pi and installed Raspbian and transmission. I want to connect my USB hard drive to save there the transmission's downloads. The HDD is formatted in FAT32, Windows recognizes it ...
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HDD without external power is working. Is this dangerous?

I have connected a 2,5" HDD to my Raspberry Pi directly and it works. The only one question I have - Can my HDD/RPi be damaged? (When I use the HDD without powered usb hub - Are there any risks?)
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Harddrive detected as 13fd:160e Initio Corporation instead of 1058:1010 Western Digital

I have the following configuration: A Raspberry Pi model B connected to a powered USB hub, with the +5V detached from it (otherwise the hub powers the Pi due to backfeed). They work fine together and ...
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Use smaller space when i have expand it?

I have expand the images to use 8gb, but my problem now is i want to create a images so orther people can use my software, how can i make it smaller? Right now i use a 8gb sd card and when i use a dd ...
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External hard drive power down?

So I have an Openelec and external hard drive on my raspberry pi, they are all connected to a Plugin 10 Port Hub. This is the hard drive in question: ...
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Getting Input/Output error with external HDD

I have a 2.5 inch usb Hard disk (externally powered) which I have mounted on my raspberry pi (raspbian), however when the disk is not being used it seems to power itself down. For instance I use the ...
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OpenELEC W/External 24/7 Ok to do?

So for a fathers day present my dad has been wanting a small media center forever, he saw my raspberry pi setup and loved it and wanted one for himself. So I got him a good setup, gonna throw openelec ...
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USB Hard drive mounting as Read-Only

I've been mounting it with sudo mount -t ntfs -o umask=000 /dev/sda1 "/media/My Book" but for some reason it now says mount: warning: /media/My Book/ seems to be mounted read-only when I do so, and ls ...
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Cannot get Transmission find the data of my torrents

I have a raspberry pi set up and I want it open 24/7 for seeding my torrents. At first, I plugged in a 8GB NTFS usb stick and I seeded a bit from there, and everything was fine. Then, I changed to a ...
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Could you write directly on an external hdd drive with owncloud reading the files?

I have a small owncloud server on Raspbian and owncloud stores all data on an external hdd drive wich is connected to the raspbeerry pi. Right now I would like to upload all my movies, music etc. to ...
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How do I set up a storage device that is only “on” when used?

I use my Pi as a homeserver (headless via ssh, always on, restarted once a week). It's running raspbian, and I am running Ubuntu on my Desktop. Now, I want to add hard drives for backups and NAS to ...
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Failed fsck on external drive stops boot

I have the very familiar problem eth0: kevent 2 may have been dropped when torrenting to a usb hard drive and already increased the memory and disabled the turbo mode, however occasionaly my Pi still ...
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Is there a system that i can run that can seamlessly pull audio and video files from a flash drive?

I noticed that a lot of people are asking about video performance capabilities and things along those lines, but they all seem to be either streaming their videos through Ethernet via Youtube, etc or ...
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USB BOOT on 2013-02-09 wheezy raspbian

I've heard about extending life on the SD cards by moving directories to a usb HD but that booting from a SD card is still needed... readig through old questions i saw people comenting on how you ...
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Make fsck run without intervention after non-clean shutdown

I'm using my raspberry pi as a NAS mostly. If on reboot it does a non-clean fsck the pi dumps to a terminal. I don't have it hooked up to a monitor or keyboard so this is a pain for me to actually ...
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WD Passport disconnects and remounts itself

I have a Western Digital 500GB passport plugged into my Raspberry Pi through a powered hub. The problem is that it seems to lose the connection and unmount every so often with the following dmesg: ...
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Why does after adding .torrent file in deluge, it errors?

here's a screenshot. i figured after changing the target directory to /media/exthdd from /home/pi which is the default. i cannot understand why it wont accept my hdd, it just errors, the default ...
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Mount External HDD using OpenElec

I have a pi with Openelec and I have an external HDD, powered. When I go into the file management section of settings I can't find my HDD. I am assuming that Openelec/XBMC is not auto mounting the ...
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External Hard-drive backing up using Time-Machine

I want to connect an external Hard-drive (1TB) to my Raspberry Pi. However I want to do the following: 1) Partition 500GB for backing-up using "Time Machine" 2) Partition 250GB for general use for ...
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Transmission: permission denied on USB disk

I have Raspberry Pi running RaspBMC with a WD MyBook connected using USB. The drive is automatically mounted to /media/My Book. I have created a folder /media/My Book/downloads and I have set ...
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External Hard Drive w/ Powered Hub will not mount

I recently purchased this USB hub for use with my raspberry pi. However I've been having issues with it and my external hard drive. When I plug the drive in everything appears to be okay. The LED on ...
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Is it possibly to have my pi play videos stored on my external hard drive?

im very new to all this, and i want to know if its possibly to have my raspberry pi play movies and such that i have stored on a WD My passport 500GB External Hard Drive. ive mounted the hard drive i ...
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RPi rev 2 and USB powered harddrive

I am getting my RasperryPi Rev2 soon, and I plan to use it as a media centre. I have a WesternDigital Elements 1TB USB3 2.5" USB powered external harddrive. I know that a normal USB port outputs ...