Questions tagged [hard-drive]

Questions related to connection hard disks to the Raspberry Pi. For primary storage media, see sd-card.

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How to mount (and keep) a NTFS HDD with RW permissions

I have the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B, I've installed Raspbian OS using NOOBS. Everything works fine until I plug in my NTFS HDD via USB, the hard drive is detected and mounted automatically, but with RO ...
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Auto mount with fstab not auto mounting

I'm new to Linux and the Raspberry pi. I'm having trouble mounting my USB 1TB HDD automatically using fstab. It mounts no problem when using something like this in the terminal: sudo mount /dev/sda1 /...
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Is it possible to move drives to another raspberry pi without losing data?

I have a raspberry pi with two external drives attached to it. For some mysterious reason it won't start anymore. It freezes during boot. (I believe it's because one of the drives accidentally was ...
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Problem with mariaDB, HSF+ and Raspbian on a Raspberry Pi 4

I'm making a full LAMP using a Raspberry PI 4 w/ 4GB RAM, Apachie2, MariaDB 10.3.22 and PHP and a 4 Teribite HSF+ USB drive. Initial setup worked fine till I attempted to change to data store of ...
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Raspberry pi 3 can't detect the external hard disk randomly

I'm using a Raspberry pi 3 to build a local NAS with Samba. The Samba is installed and the external hard disk is attached to Raspberry pi using a self-powered USB hub. It was working for some days, ...
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Can't boot after external usb disk died

I've got a pi 3b that boots from the ssd card, but has an external usb drive to store media files. The external drive seems to have died (makes terrible sounds and doesn't spin up) but the bigger ...
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How to let Raspberry 4 B stop spinning the external hard disk when there is no write or read request?

Device: Raspberry 4 B; OS: Arch Linux ARM; Interface: USB 3.0 I have a Raspberry and external HDD, all the stuff's details are above. I want to automatically suspend my hard disk (in order to ...
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External hard disk disappears after a few hours

I have an external hard disk drive, formatted with ext4 and connected to my Pi 3B+ running Raspbian with Kernel 4.19.97-v7+. Every now and then, usually after about 12 hours, but sometimes a few ...
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Can I boot a RPI 3 from an old HDD (not SSD) using Berryboot?

I know this question has been asked a few times, but technology changes and so I wanted to check the current state. Is it possible to re-purpose and old (rotating, magnetic) usb Harddisk to boot my ...
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What would be an appropriate external drive for RaspberryPi backups?

I am running my Raspberry 24/7 and would like to use a backup-script on a daily basis via a cronjob. That script puts certain contents together in an archive and should then store the archive ...
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Pi-4b USB 3 no longer recognising Powered USB HDD Dock

TL:DR: Previously working setup now fails with no apparent hardware damage, nor deliberate software changes. My original setup had been working without problem since Sep 2019. I powered it down, ...
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Do HDDs drain power when not in use?

I'm thinking of getting a Pi to use as a file and webserver for personal apps and data backup. I heard the Pi consume little power even when running 24/7. If I attach a laptop HDD to the Pi for data ...
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External SSD not recognized after installing webmin

I have an SSD connected to my rpi3 using the Element14 Pi Desktop kit. This hardware configuration has been working; this issue started after re-imaging the SD card with Raspbian Stretch. The SSD is ...
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How to move /var/ to a directory on external hdd?

I have LAMP installed on my Raspbian, and I'm worried that logs and database can damage my SDcard too quickly. I have also external hard drives connected with USB and formatted with ext4. I don't want ...
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External HDD disconnects while transferring a large file 100% reproducibility

My setup is: Raspberry Pi Model 3B V1.2 No USB HUB External 3.5 inch HDD: Powered Enclosure: Sabrent USB 2.0/ESATA to 3.5 Inch IDE or SATA/SATA II Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure Case with Cooling ...
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Using USB hub to power external hard drive

My Raspberry Pi can't produce enough power for WD external drive. I see that people recommend using a USB hub. My WD hard drive has only one input. If I connect it to a USB hub, how do I connect the ...
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Raspberry Pi 4 B unmounting and mouting intermittently

I had two drives on my Raspberry Pi 4 B and they kept being unmounted, I moved one to my router and it seems to be working fine now... I read about max_usb_current=1 doesn't make any difference on ...
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Using the GUI, how can I change the label of a USB disk drive?

I plugged in a USB hard drive into a Pi 4, and I wanted to change the label before I started setting it up on the network. I can right-click and try to rename, but it doesn't work, giving me an error ...
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Detecting a hard drive as 2

I have a monthly limited connection at home, so I keep a RPI 3B at my grandparents' house since they have an unlimited connection and I swing by often. I have it functioning as sort of a download ...
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Raspberry 3+ b and two external usb drives: lack of current

I've encountered the following problem: when I connect 1 external usb hdd to my Pi, everything works fine. But when I connect second one with the same characteristics, both drives are not usable. I ...
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Delete and modify not supported smb external drive (exfat)

I run SAMBA 4.9.5 on my raspberry pi 4 and share a folder on my external hard drive(exfat as fs). It worked all fine until I want to remotely delete or modify files on it. I cannot delete or modify ...
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Permission denied to access `/media/pi` folder

I connected a HDD to USB port, then Raspbian allow me to mount the unit. So I can access to logical drive with this path: /media/pi/PICTURES-HDD. Then I installed a DLNA server (serviio) to view the ...
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Unwanted extern hard disk 's name changes

I try to make my external hard disk a permanant one on a Raspberry Pi 3 b+. After editing the fstab file, It was working. However I don't know why but some times the hard disk which name is DiskExt/ ...
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Can Rpi4B power external / portable USB HDD / SSD?

I was not able to power an external HD directly from a Raspberry pi 3 (the HD was constantly complaining about a lack of power). Would a Raspberry Pi 4 be able to power a portable hard drive (using ...
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powering the RPi 4 + a 2.5" HDD with 1 power adapter

Ok, so here's the problem: I want to build a RPi 4 machine for gaming. From what I've read, if I want to attach a 2.5" HDD via usb 3.0 to the Pi 4, it will have to be powered somehow, since the Pi won'...
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Powered USB3 Hub vs USB3 Y Power Cable

I have an issue that means I have to use a powered USB hub for the HDD that is attached to my RPI4 (long story). The hub just broke. My budget doesn't allow for a decent powered USB3 hub BUT does ...
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How to mount a virtual hard disk image file so that it is recognized by the SD Card Copier application?

The SD Card Copier application allows the Raspbian system running on the SD card to clone itself to a usb storage (mostly another SD card), without the need to shutdown the system and remove the SD ...
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Berryboot stuck at “formatting data partition”

I have a raspberry Pi 3 and I'm trying to install the berryboot onto my wd purple 1tb HDD. It's now at the "formatting data partition" screen for about 2 hours. Is this much time generally required. ...
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Unable to create/delete files/folders from external hdd enclosure

I'm trying to write files to an external hard drive in an enclosure holding 4 drives, thru usb. It won't let me do anything with the drive, saying "permission denied", and I can't format it. I've got ...
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Why does usb drives autmount only for pi?

Attached usb drives are automatically mounted in /media/pi/ What makes that they automount in that directory ? Obviously this is configured somewhere.. What would be the way to customize this ? ...
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Raspberry Pi does not reboot with powered external HDD attached

I have recently set up a Plex Media Server on a new Raspberry Pi 4 (4 Gb). This is powered using it's own official power supply, the Pi is connected via USB to a powered USB hub which has a 1TB WD ...
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“Proper” way to (permanently) mount USB hard drive?

What is the proper/best way to have a USB hard drive permanently mounted? I have done this using fstab using disk label as the identifier, but when I disconnected the drive and tried to boot the pi, ...
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USB3 drive and Pi Zero

I'm trying to connect a 3.5" drive to a Pi Zero. However, the drive is not detected by the Pi: pi@lolcat:~ $ dmesg | grep sd [ 0.913523] sdhci: Secure Digital Host Controller Interface driver [ ...
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How to stream music from pi to computer through browser interface?

I have a Raspi with connected USB drive that contains my mp3 collection. It is currently set up as a NAS using Samba. Is there a package that allows me to stream the music from the RasPi to my ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 B+ attaching additional HDD when booted from USB Flash

So I installed Raspbian Stretch Lite on a USB Flash key and can successfully boot from it. Now I wanted to attach and auto mount another USB HDD Seagate of 1TB to it. Manually I can mount this 1TB ...
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Attach SAS Drives

I have 4 SAS drives that used to be in a server that just died. Is there any way to add a SAS controller to the Ras Pi so I can use it as a NAS?
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Do I need powered USB hub for WD External Drive?

I just got a WD MyPassport external drive, that is solely powered via USB (there are no other plugs). I have seen in various places that a powered USB port is suggested for the RPi, but I can't quite ...
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RPi can write to /media/pi/MyPassport, despite no external media connected

It's my understanding that the /media/ folder is for mounted/External hard drives. I have hooked up an external hard drive for storage, and was writing to /media/pi/My Passport, no issues. However, ...
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How to connect a SATA disk through GPIO (not USB)

I repost this here because i was told on stackoverflow that my question was off-topic. I would like to connect a lot of SATA hdd on my raspberry PI. I've read about how are sata pins made and I can ...
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Pi with multiple HDDs from a powered hub

I am planning to use four 2.5hdd's with a pi3 B. I plan to use four 'sata to usb y' cables, with each usb power leg of the y cables plugged into a powered usb hub and each data leg into each of the pi'...
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Is it safe to power my external hard drive with a Raspberry Pi 3 B+ USB port?

I have a external hard drive that has written on it "5V ⎓ 1A". Both power and data transfer happen over a single USB. I have been reading about powering this hard drive with the USB ports on my ...
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Not found external HDD with Raspberry

I've recently bought 2 HDD (Seagate ST1000LM048 2'5 1To) and 2 Icy Box IB-AC603 (USB 2) to build a little & cheap NAS server with a Raspberry model B+ (tried with version 2 and 3), following this ...
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Swapfile on another machine

I have read in many places that increasing your swap file size, or making a big swap partition; can boost the memory of your system as temporary files can go there instead of in RAM. However, on ...
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3.5 inch HDD case/rack with separate USB connection?

I want to build a NAS with RAID 1 using two 3.5 inch HDDs. I want to connect the HDDs via USB. Thus I'd need two cases for the HDDs with two separate power supplies. Cases/Racks with two HDD slots ...
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HDD goes down and I need to reboot the raspberry

I have a raspberry working with transmission + plex. The issue is that the HDD goes down randomly and those services stop to work. When that happens, the rasp is still alive and I can connect via ssh, ...
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How do I play (not add) videos on my USB SSD external hard drive in LibreElec on my Raspberry Pi 3?

I want to play videos, music, view pictures from the SSD. Not add them onto the PI hard drive as there is too much data for my Micro SD card to hold. As an alternative can I have my Pi boot LibreElec ...
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Cannot load image in a browser from external hdd

I have an external HDD connected to a Raspberry. I can read and write to the hdd, but when i create a simple tag in html, it does not load the image: <img src=/mnt/hdd/image.jpg /> The image ...
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Raspberry Pi with USB 3 (or 3.1) and enough power to use 2 drives

I bought a new camera which writes a lot of data onto SSDs, which I then would like to transfer onto HDDs. I thought about using a Raspberry Pi, but I was told it doesn't have enough power for a ssd ...
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what Usb installer is available on the raspberry pi?

I recently bought a new computer without an OS on it, and I have just the raspberry pi right now, it's a 3b (not b+) and I want to burn an ISO onto a flash drive (specifically ubuntu budgie) however ...
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Using /mnt vs /media for Transmission storage on external hard drive

I was wondering if it makes a difference to mount an external hard drive at /mnt vs /media. I'm making a Transmission seedbox using an RPi 3b+, and different tutorials are suggesting different things....

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