Storage is the retention of retrievable data on a computer or other electronic system; memory. This tag should be used for questions about how to store data on the Pi, how to store data to be used by the Pi, and about how to use the Pi to store data for other computers.

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use ssd as main drive

I would like to know, if it is possible to use a SSD as the only drive for a Raspberry PI. The reason is, I would like to use it as database- and webserver and I am not sure about the lifetime of ...
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RPi does not work with USB thumb drive anymore

I recently upgraded my RaspberryPi's storage using a 64GB USB Thumb Drive. I use my Pi as a BittorrentSync "Server" to have my files always accessible. Currently, this is the only operation it does ...
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Using the SD card sometimes after installing filesystem on USB stick?

My question might have been a little confusing, so let me clear it all up: I have installed the filesystem for my RPi on a USB stick to preempt the corruption of the data on my SD card. That's all ...
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Arch Linux Encrypt entire drive

My Pi is set up as a PHP MySQL (Percona) server and I think that I have managed to make it quite resilient against online attacks but it is still very vulnerable against someone just taking out the SD ...
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Flash storage on the GPIO?

I was thinking, if this possible to connect a flash storage on the GPIO, I know that I could just use one of the USB ports and attach something similar to this, but that will take one of the ports, ...
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How to tell how much memory is left on the SD card

I just got a just got a raspberry pi a few days ago and I've already downloaded quite a few extras on it. It is not a major concern of mine, but I would like to be able to check how much memory I have ...
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seagate U series 9: compatible with pi?

My digi box I disassembled recently, and it yielded an 80 gb Seagate U series 9 hard drive. Put simply, can I use it with my pi?
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How to get a good overview over used space?

I wondered whether there is a command line application to give me a good (maybe visual) overview over the free/used space left on my sd card. ls -lh is nice but it does not show me how much space the ...
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USB RootFS Problems

I've got another puzzle for you. I've recently switched my Pi so that it boots on the SD card, and runs root on a USB Disk. Problem is, when I switched the cmdline.txt to search for the USB drive ...
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Boot from SD but use a thumb drive as RootFS

How would I make my RPi boot from the SD card, then immediately direct to my thumb drive (USB/Flash Disk) to run the Root FileSystem. I need to do this because I will be doing some quite heavy storage ...
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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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Options for mounting a hard drive to lessen the chance of data loss?

I have a Raspberry Pi as my NAS machine with a USB external hard drive connected. When I remove the drive or power down the machine, I don't want to SSH to the computer (non-technical people will be ...
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transmission-daemon troubles

I set up transmission-daemon today and got the web UI working and stuff. When I went to download a small file, it gets about half way and says that I don't have permission to download it to my ...
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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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Should I buy an external device to store data on

I'm planning to use my pie 24/7, but SD cards are not made for this. Because of that I want to reduce the read and write jobs on the card so it will last longer. There are several options to do this; ...
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How do I configure (hardware) the Pi as a NAS?

I want to use my Pi as a NAS for my iTunes library, Time Machine backups and Home Theatre. I am planning to use a small SD card to boot and put the OS on another storage medium. But something that I ...
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Possible to connect SATA device to the SD slot?

I have been searching around for a cable which could be used to connect a normal hard-drive (SATA) to the SD slot, and therefore get a lot more storage without having to go via the (comparatively ...
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How do I expand a raw disk image?

The official images supplied are raw disk images, which could have been created using dd. How do I make an image bigger? I'm not interested in repartitioning said image as that has already been ...
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How do I create and mount a partition using the remainder of my SD card?

I have seen instructions for resizing the partition here, but I do I create a whole new partition using the remaining space, and then mount it
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How can I resize my / (root) partition?

Even though my SD card is 16GB, the image I flashed onto it was only 2GB and now I can only see 2GB of storage space on the disk. How can I resize the image so that I have more space on my root ...
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What's the maximum SD card size that the RP will accept? Do larger cards give slower performance?

On my digital camera I noticed a performance decrease when I used a larger card; will this happen with the Raspberry Pi too? What's the maximum sized SD card it can handle? I see there is ...