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 (and the most important one). I only operate it via SSH.
This worked several weeks without problems. But recently I got some problems. It turned out that my pi stops working in the following way: If I plug in my USB thumb drive or my Keyboard, SSH sessions freeze and I can not open new ones. Even after a hard reboot. The USB-Keyboard does not work anymore. The Keyboard did work when I got my Pi (maybe about a year ago?), but since then I always used SSH. Also I used my keyboard on Ubuntu, so it should work on Linux, specific Debian, too
But everything has worked for weeks or maybe two months using this USB drive. So what changed? The internet provider, the router, and the network cable. The first two are working properly. I changed the network cable back and it changed nothing. I guess that’s just coincidence. Also, due to an accident it was turned off hard by disconnecting the power cable. Since about that time, the problems began.
Now, I reformatted the thumb drive with ext4 and reinstalled raspbian on the SD-card. It works without the USB drive, but with it I still get the described problems. I don't even come to the point to mount it and to install Bittorrent Sync again due to the freeze. I say Freeze, because the Session only "breaks" when I switch the Pi off.
Are there any logs that may tell me my Problems with USB? I heard that the Network also runs over the USB bus, but why didn't this happen before? How can I fix it?
Please tell me if you need any additional information. Thank you.
- RaspberryPi Modell B on Raspbian (up-to-date)
- connected via LAN cable, headless
- 64GB USB Thumb Drive (Verbatim)
- 8GB SD-Card