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, and is up to date.
When I turn on the device and run
sudo fdisk -l I only see my SD card. So when I run
dmesg to check the log messages, this is the relevant set of messages:
[ 4.837878] usb 1-1.4: new high-speed USB device number 5 using dwc_otg [ 5.200091] usb 1-1.4: New USB device found, idVendor=0bc2, idProduct=ab24 [ 5.227777] usb 1-1.4: New USB device strings: Mfr=2, Product=3, SerialNumber=1 [ 5.237500] usb 1-1.4: Product: BUP Slim BK [ 5.277833] usb 1-1.4: Manufacturer: Seagate [ 5.284450] usb 1-1.4: SerialNumber: ******** [ 5.324772] usb 1-1.4: The driver for the USB controller dwc_otg_hcd does not support scatter-gather which is [ 5.370438] usb 1-1.4: required by the UAS driver. Please try an other USB controller if you wish to use UAS. [ 5.417744] usb-storage 1-1.4:1.0: USB Mass Storage device detected
This is the message that caught my attention:
The driver for the USB controller dwc_otg_hcd does not support scatter-gather which is required by the UAS driver. Please try an other USB controller if you wish to use UAS.
I did a Google search and couldn't find out what it means. Is this bad? Am I going to be able to use this hard drive?
Any help on this matter would be appreciated.