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External hard drive enclosure – disks do not show up on RPi CM4 (even though it works on MBP)

I have a Yottamaster Y-Focus Series-5 Bay FS5C3 SATA to USB-C hard drive storage enclosure with five HDDs in it. When I connect it via USB-C to my MacBook Pro all the drives show up as expected. But ...
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How do I boot only off a USB drive (with no SD card inserted)? [duplicate]

Do I need a MicroSD card for my Raspberry Pi 3 B, or can I simply use a USB flash drive (and no MicroSD card)?
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External USB drive hangs whole system and randomly disconnects on raspberry pi

I have a raspberry pi which I use as a NAS with SAMBA. After I installed a brand new drive (480 GB Lexar SSD) into a Sata-To-USB adapter, the system acts weird (raspbian bullseye). When opening parted,...
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Pi Nas Issue - HDD not visible in OMV

I recently got a brand new Model 4B (2GB), an Argon EON Pi NAS enclosure and a 4TB WD Red NAS Hard Drive. I have connected everything up and installed OS Lite (64 bit) and Open Media Vault on the Pi. ...
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What damage can a Y-Cable plugged to the the USB-A 3.0 port do to the PI400? [duplicate]

I'm using a USB Y-Cable with my Pi400 to power and use an old WD 2TB MyPassport Usb3.0 HDD. I'm using a separate 5v-1a PSU so the HDD doesn't have brown-outs. So far I've been using using the cable ...
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Y Cable to power Usb3 HDD on Pi400

I'd like to use an external usb3 2Tb WD MyPassport 5200rpm HDD with my Raspberry Pi400 for a large Retropie project. I think having it running powered from the Pi400 alone is not giving enough power ...
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RPi 4 4gb slow VNC

I have an RPi 4 4GB and I'm running RPi 64bit OS from a NVME HD connected via USB. When remoted in via VNC, everything is very slow. It takes about 10s to open the browser. I remote in using the local ...
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Connecting old CD-RW drive with an odd 40 pin connection to raspberry pi

QUESTION So I recently got my hands on an old computer from around 2000 and it didn't work so I decided to take it apart and try to make something a bit useful with the parts. Inside there were 2 cd ...
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External hard drives keep getting unmounted

I have an OpenMediaVault NAS on top of the Raspberry Pi OS Lite set up on my Raspberry Pi 4B. I have two 1 TB Toshiba HDTB410XK3AA hard drives connected to the Pi through a powered USB hub. Now I am ...
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Connecting 2 SATA HDD to raspberry pi 4

I'd like to use a Raspberry Pi 4 as an NVR (CCTV camera recorder). I currently already own two 1.5TB low power SATA Hard Drives which I'd like to use in RAID 1 for redundancy. The Raspberry Pi 4 does ...
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Looking to download excel to external hard drive for use on a raspberry pi

I have a raspberry pi that I put windows OS on and I want to use excel. The problem is that the SD card that came with it for booting does not have enough space for downloading excel. I bought a hard ...
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Is 4A enough for a NAS?

I have recently turned by Raspiberry Pi 4B into a small NAS. However, I noticed that the Pi disconnects from Ethernet from time to time. Whenever this happens (e.g. ssh not responding or Pi not ...
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USB SSD Disconnecting

I have a Raspberry Pi 4 with 4GB of Ram Linux: Linux raspberrypi 5.4.79-v7l+ Since 2020 I'm using my Raspberry as a small home server and it worked great with deConz smart-home and unifi and more. But ...
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Connecting 4TB NAS Hard Drive to RPi 4B

I have currently set up a NAS using a 2TB external USB hard drive on my RPi 4b using Samba. The problem is my HDD is now slow and doesn't provide enough speed for my plex media server direct stream to ...
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Raspberry pi 4 USB 3 ports not working

i experienced some serious problems with my Raspberry Pi 4 regarding my USB 3.0 ports. I was using the raspberry as a server (torrents, ftps, http etc...). To store the data i opted for a 1Tb usb hdd ...
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Unable to reliably boot on SSD when SD card is inserted; but boots well on SSD when SD card is taken away

I am using a RPi4 8GB in headless mode, running Raspbian (I know, I know, it is only 32 bits at present, so I only use 4 out of 8GB of RAM for now). The RPi4 is in an Argon ONE M.2 case, with a solid ...
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Raspberry PI 4 Chia Farm 20 HDD 2 USB Hubs

I have a huge problem. I have 20 HDD and 2 usb 16slot hubs. And if I connect the two hubs than everything is fine and works fine if the total number of hdd is over 19 rasbian OS 64 bit disconnects all ...
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hard drive gets seen too late by the kernel after upgrading to debian bullseye

i just swapped out my old rpi sd card with raspbian stretch for one with raspian bullseye because stretch didnt gave me kernel 5.x and it felt outdated. everything worked so far except that my usb ...
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How fast would USB network access be?

I want to build a NAS using a raspberry pi. It feels important I should connect my HDD's via SATA, but the only way I figure out how to do this is with a compute module coupled with the IO board, and ...
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Issue mounting a 1TB hard drive

I am turning my RPi into a Plex server. I have connected the drive using a powered USB hub, and the output from sudo fdisk -l returns with this on the end: Disk /dev/sda: 931.5 GiB, 1000204884992 ...
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How to detect if the user is booting from microSD versus an external USB drive (e.g. SSD)?

I am writing a bash script and I really want a way to detect if the user has booted from a microSD card versus an external SSD drive connected via USB. Ideally, this should work with any PI3/4. I am ...
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USB SSD I/O-Error after doing longer writes/reads on USB Port

I'm trying to read from a USB SSD that is connected to my Pi 4 (4GB) over a powered USB hub which should deliver enough power. There are a lot of files on it so for example when doing ls it takes a ...
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Powering multiple hdds to work with raspberry pi 4

I have a rpi4 with the default 5v 3A charger. However, when I hook up all my usb peripherals (2 mechanical hdd and a cc2531) I run into power limitations and things do not work properly. I am thinking ...
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How do I disable automount of USB drive?

I am running a RaspPi 4 headless and want to disable automount USB drive permanently. To disable automouont temporarily, I execute "systemctl stop udisks2". Thinkiing "ystemctl disable ...
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Raspberry Pi 4B USB Attached Hard Drive Drop Dead after Critical Error

OS: Raspberry Pi OS on 5.10.52-v7l+ kernel, with 03/09/2020 eeprom Symptom: USB attached hard disk error, after reboot, disk is damaged and cannot be read. 3TB disk can only be recognized as a 3.7GB ...
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Seagate Ext HDD Power Down

I’ve just used a Pi 3 B+ and a Seagate 2TB external USB hard drive (SRD00F2) to make a home media server using OpenMediaVault. The drive light is on all the time, even when I’m not accessing the drive....
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Can I be sure the EEPROM configuration is the latest version?

I just came across Pi Dramble cluster (I'm also aware it runs Drupal) and usb boot (which gives better performance) and I'll need the latest eeprom configuration to do this. By the usage of "...
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Pi 4 doesn't recognise SSD

I bought new Pi 4 8GB from authorised seller including power cable. It recognises HDD and works fine. But it doesn't recognise SSD (crucial mx500 1tb sata 2.5-inch 7mm internal ssd). This SSD works ...
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3B+ won't boot from USB Hard Drive

I flashed Raspbian to a 1TB Samsung Hard drive, and when I try to boot it using a USB hard drive reader (which gets power from a barrel connector), The red light turns on, But there is no Yellow ...
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"Bad message" when trying to access a directory on external hard drive

I'm running a media server using a Raspberry Pi 4 with an external hard drive connected via USB 3.0. One issue I've been seeing for a while is "Bad message" returned when I try to ls or stat ...
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External SSD drive freezes after a day of IDLE or so

I've got an external SSD plugged into my Pi with movies to be used for plex, which works great, the problem is I've noticed that after one night or probably more, the system is still seeing the SSD ...
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Problem with more than 10 HDDs

Problem - with more than 10 HDDs on a Pi using Raspbian. I can only mount 9 HDDs on the Usb 3 port via 16 port USB-Hub - 10th Hdd not moutable having the 10th HDD on the USB2 port. But the 11th HDD ...
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Best way to connect 4 or 5 SATA HDDs to RasPi

I'm trying to figure out the best way to connect 4 or 5 3.5 inch SATA internal hard drives to a RasPi, haven't decided which one yet. Also, I don't want to connect a purchased 4 or 5 bay hard drive ...
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No power to usb ports on raspberry pi 3B

I use external harddisk(connected via USB with its own power supply) to boot into dietpi on my raspberry pi. It works okay for a day(even with multiple reboots and poweroff). But the next day RPi ...
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External SSD fails when transmitting large files

I'm using: Raspberry PI 4 OS: Ububtu Server 20.04 SSD: Kingston A400 SSD SA400S37/240G 2.5" SATA, 240 GB Cable: Sabrent USB 3.0 to SSD / 2.5-Inch SATA I/II/III Hard Drive Adapter (EC-SSHD) Power ...
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Diagnose USB hard drive problems

I have a Raspberry Pi 4B with 4 GB of RAM with the official power supply. Using an old HDD from a laptop I want to build a NAS. The HDD is a Hitachi Travelstar 5K750 750GB and connected with a SATA to ...
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Rsync and copy errors between two hard disks on raspberry pi 4

I have a Raspberry PI 4 (4GB) with raspbian OS lite installed. I am trying to copy data from one hard disk to another and every time the transfer fails after copying few files and the drives are ...
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Sub-optimal Samba speeds (for external NTFS HDD)

So, I'm trying to setup a Samba share on my R Pi 4 for my home network. I'd really like it it be Samba because at lease 1 Win10 machine is involved. The setup is as follows: External USB 3 HDD is ...
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Not able to mount my externel HDD to my system [closed]

I'm trying to mount an external HDD for setting up a Plex server. When I try to do this it get the error: mount: /home/pi/media: special device /dev/sda1 does not exist. I found things online about ...
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PI4 stuck when attaching USB HDD

I was about to try using my PI4 as NAS and just plugged a WD drive to the USB 3.0. But that made the whole beast hang until I unplug the drive again. Running a tail -f /var/log/messages during ...
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Sometimes my shared folder disappear and I have to do a hard reboot

In my home network I have a RPi3 connected by USB to a 3Tb hard disk. I can access both RPi and a shared folder that lives on my hard disk. I mounted this hard disk on /mnt. My shared folder is /mnt/...
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fdisk -l hangs when USB SSD is plugged in

I have a 500gb ssd in a seagate usb3 enclosure that I want to use as external storage on my raspi 4. This disk is recognized and can be formatted by my Mac, so I know the drive is good. When I plug ...
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new pi & new hdd ext4 messes up permissions and owner on reboot

I have a new hdd powered with external power plug It is attached to the usb 3.0 (new Pi from shop also) hdd is ext4 problem: I mount the hdd on the pi, fine. then I write some files, fine. then I ...
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Black screen when trying to boot from SSD on a Raspberry Pi 4B

When I try to boot the Raspberry Pi 4B from my SSD, the screen goes black and the system does not start. This is my current hardware setup: Raspberry Pi 4B 8GB RAM. Crucial MX500 1TB SSD Hard Drive ...
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HDD with separate power supply randomly unmounts

I have a very strange issue with external HDD (4TB) attached to my rpi 4. External drive has it's own chassis with power supply. I chose this chassis especially for my rpi project in order to prevent ...
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Raspberry Pi 2B External HDD not detected

I'm trying to connect my external hard drive to my Raspberry Pi 2B, but I am not able to get it to show up. I am running the latest Raspbian, and I have updated my software. Running lsblk --fs, I only ...
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My LAN cable connection doesn't work, when I have usb drive plugged

I bought new raspberry pi 4 with 8 GB ram, and it behaves strange- while it has connected external usb drive, which has it's separate power supply and I power up rpi, it doesn't connect to the local ...
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Can a Raspberry pi 4 power an 2.5 ssd drive?

I want to build a NAS with a single 2.5 ssd. According to this video It should be possible. do I need a additional power supply for the hard drive?
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No devices listed in OMV: RPi3+RPiOS+USB-3 SSD

I have a Raspberry Pi 3b running the latest version of OpenMediaVault, which I installed using the official-ish script onto a clean and updated Raspberry-Pi OS installation that I created with ...
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How to mount a VeraCrypt container on a RPi with optimal performance?

On a Raspberry Pi, in order to use a VeraCrypt encrypted container/partition, which solution offers the best performance between installing VeraCrypt or using cryptsetup (that seems to support it)? ...
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