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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Changing permission to hard drive directory

I would like to change permission to the directory where my USB drive is mounted that is /media/pi/Elements. I can only have access to SSH. Here is what I tried (as a root and pi user) : root@...
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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 a Raspberry Pi 4 power an external HD?

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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Booting from USB

I have spent well over 2 hours on trying to boot my Pi 3B with USB. From what I have understood, as long as the program_usb_boot_mode is set to 1 you can simply plug in the USB and boot. However, in ...
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Connecting a 1TB USB 2.0 WD Elements drive

I've just purchased a Raspberry Pi 3 and I've installed OpenELEC onto the Pi so I can run the Kodi. After this step - after this first step - I've succesfully set it all up and I've managed to get ...
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USB3 HDD not detected in RPi with Powered USB Hub

So we got a Powered USB Hub thinking we could use the Pi for a media share, but the HDD refuses to be detected. I saw this question asked countless times on Google and Stack Exchange, but they are all ...
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Move rootfs to USB disk and use minimal SD card

I'm running Raspian on RPi3 from a 16GB SD card. Now I try to use a SSD connected by USB to hold the root / partition and copy the /boot partition to a smaller SD card that is 512MB. I can't get it ...
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USB mount not able to auto mount external drive due to MTP error

I'm trying to auto mount external hard drives to raspberry pi B+ (raspbian stretch lite image) using usbmount (link). But auto mount fails with the below error saying the device is not MTP. Unlike ...
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Media server with a 3.5 inch hard drive

Would it be possible to use an adapter such as this to connect a 3.5 inch internal (SATA) hard drive to a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+? I'd like the Pi to act as a media server for my local network, but I ...
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My Raspberry Pi is crashed and I'm not able to access it with SSH or SFTP. I need to backup my USB Drive mounted with Raspberry Pi

My device is Raspberry Pi 3B with Raspbian stretch lite OS installed. I was followed this tutorial to mount USB drive with my Raspberry Pi. But today my Raspberry Pi crashed for trying to uninstall ...
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Powering multiple pi's and multiple external hdds

I have looked around here and on other sites but don't really come to a clear solution on what to do specifically with my setup. I'm searching for a way to power the following setup efficiently: ...
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Raspberry Pi 3B+ with a 2.5 hdd is the power always on?

Background I do not own a Raspberry Pi yet so I could not test this but I plan to get a 40 watt 5 port USB charging hub and have that power the Pi and a 2.5 hard drive (HDD); yes in this scenario 3 ...
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Help recovering files on Raspbian from a former WD MyBook World Edition II (Linux file system)

With my Mac I used to backup .jpg and .NEF (Nikon raw files) on a WD MyBook World Edition II network drive. After a few months I was not using it, I discovered it was not working anymore. On the WD ...
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Mounted USB to SSD drive locks up

I am using a Raspberry Pi 3 B+ with the official charger running Raspbian Stretch Lite (Debian Version 9.4, Kernal 4.14.34-v7+ #1110) with MariaDB (Version 10.1.23) and I am trying to import a 52GB ...
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How Can My Raspberry Pi 3 B+ Power All My Devices?

I've a bunch of questions, I have searched LOTS but I can't seem to figure this out. I hope an expert can answer this for me. I read that a Raspberry Pi can only output 0.6A for those 4 USB ports in ...
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Raspberry Pi updated and now Mount Error

My Raspberry Pi updated and am now getting this error when running the sudo mount -a command. mount.nfs: requested NFS version or transport protocol is not supported
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Connect external hdd ExFat

I'm trying to connect my external hdd which is in ExFat, but it won't mount it. I've got "fuse:device not found", but if i do fdisk -l, I can see it. Can someone know how to fit it ? Or if you have ...
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Partition HDD in two for BerryBoot

I would like to know if it is possible to partition a hard drive in two and use one partition as a BerryBoot OS and the other as a normal external NTFS hard drive. I want to use one part of the HDD ...
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External hard drive has no UUID

I have a hard drive from this kit meant for a pi zero. The hard drive has a cord coming off it that has a USB and two ways of powering on through a USB hub from the kit on the zero and then one for ...
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Is it possible to use a mSATA SSD AND SATA HDD on the same Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+? (and/or a M.2 SATA)

I'm working on a setup for my new RPi 3 B+, and I was wondering if it's at all possible to use both mSATA SSD storage (attached via the mSATA SSD storage expansion board) in addition to another SATA ...