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

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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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My Rasberry Pi 3 Plex server wont detect external NTFS drives

I am pretty new to the Raspberry Pi world and don't have a lot of Linux experience. I got a Pi 3 kit and installed Plex but It will not detect any NTFS drive in plug in. I have tried several different ...
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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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NAS Drive write errors

My raspberry pi was working perfectly till last night and NZBGet and Transmission were downloading and writing to the NAS. Since this morning have started getting "No space left on the disk" message ...
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Can't connect to samba server

i've decided to use my RPi for a NAS. Problem, after i configured every files i needed smb.conf, creating directory for an automatic mount et set a static ip can't connect to my RPi with samba. I can ...
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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 ...
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Pi2 automount ntfs corrupt contents

If I mount my 2Tb HDD on a PI Zero it’s fine. If I put the same HDD on my PI2 there contents has little or no permissions and the directories appear as files. If mounted on both as NTFS-3G using the ...
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Mounting 4TB WD Green via docking station to Raspberry Pi 3

I always get this error message: Error mounting /dev/sda2 at /media/pi/PIHDD: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000" "/dev/sda2" "/media/pi/PIHDD"' ...
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Raspberry Pi WiFi to Ethernet Bridge for a server?

I wanted to create a Wifi to Ethernet Bridge on my Raspberry Pi, similar to this one. The problem is: I want to conntect a Network Harddrive (WD MyCloud) to the ethernet side. The Harddrive seems to ...
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Raspberry pi hard drive powering but not showing [duplicate]

So I finally got my sata hard drive to power Directly from the raspberry pi 3 USB ports. But now when I plug it in and it powers on once I get on to the raspberry pi 3 it does not recognize or even ...
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connect external HDD on raspberry pi for 24/7 hours

I recently want to host a bitcoin cash testnet node so i decided to use my external HDD for the data location, anyway so when i plug the external drive into the raspberry pi 3, all the lights on it ...
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Torrentbox Hard Drive keeps unmounting when copying files. How to avoid it?

My external hard drive is connected to a powered usb hub (5v 3000mA) then connected to rpi3. Whenever I copy any file that would take more than 30 sec, it would unmount and I have to mount the next ...
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Can I get both power and data from an external drive with an integrated USB hub?

I want to connect a power-hungry external drive to my Raspberry Pi 3. Normally this would mean separate external power supplies for the Pi and the external drive, or else plugging both the drive and ...
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Need help setting up udev rules to keep external hard drive from unmounting and remounting as read-only

I've been having trouble with my external hard drive unmounting from my pi 3 torrentbox and then mounting as read-only with a different /dev/sd[letter]. I saw this blog post about how a user set up ...
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My Hard Drive won't mount to Raspberry Pi 3 suddenly

I built a torrentbox (HD -> Powered USB Hub [has own outlet] -> Raspberry Pi 3 Model B) and got it working but it keeps remounting after a few minutes so after checking online, I changed /dev/sda to ...
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Bas rights on a folder when I automount an hard drive

I want to automount an hard drive when my raspberry pi zero starts. The commands works but I can't write in the folder because I don't have permission even if I use sudo. I can only read. I already ...
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Injecting Power through the USB port

I have 2 USB hard drives that combined take too much power to run through the pi USB port. I have several 5V sources laying around that provide plenty of current for all of the hard drives and ...
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Booting RPi 3 from HDD corrupts ext4 partition each time

I've successfully followed these instructions to get a Raspberry Pi 3 to boot from a USB hard drive. Broadly speaking, it works very well. Unfortunately, it seems that the root (ext4) partition doesn'...
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Two power supplies for RasPi and SSD. Does it work?

I'm planning to connect some old SSD what I've already to my RasPi3B. I ordered cheap SATA-USB adapter cable from ebay. It has two USB-a plugs, one is for data and power another is only for power. ...
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Is it possible to use MariaDB data on an external USB hard drive?

I have a rpi3 and successfully installed MariaDB / PHP7 / Nginx server combination. How ever i want to keep the data on a USB HD. Security of the data is not critical, but the amount of writes to the ...
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External HD not spinning up even with max_usb_current=1

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 to which I need to plug an external HD. Such HD is a WD My Passport, which is powered directly from USB and it works perfectly with my laptop. At the first connection attempt, ...
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Writing data (dynamically) to an external drive

I am attempting to gather a day's worth of thermal data from a thermal camera. This obviously will need more data than the sd card can handle so I have a 1 TB hard drive I have setup using ntfs-3g (...
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SATA/USB-connected drive is sometimes not recognized on rpi

I use a sata/usb converter to connect a Samsung drive to the rpi. It is often not recognized at system start. The drive is recognized without problems when I plug the USB into my ubuntu laptop. I ...
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Mounted HDD formatted NTFS to Pi 3b, having some quirks

I am running a RetroPie image that downloads ROM sets directly to my Pi. As you can guess I ran out of space on my SD card. I decided to purchase a desktop hdd, seagate 3 TB with external power ...
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Why can't I write to a mounted USB hard disk drive?

I am trying to mount a USB HDD. A create a folder here: /media/pi/HDD My HDD is formated to ext2 After that, I modified my /etc/fstab and add this line: /dev/sda1 /media/pi/HDD ext2 rw,...
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powering data from x600 shield on raspberry pi 3

I have raspberry pi3 mounted with Sutpronics x600 shield that has SATA port, the x600 shield has 4 pin port ontop, I want to know can I use it to power sata drive using this cable ? Suptronics ...
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How to use external flash drive as raspberry pi 3 root storage?

What I want to be able to do is make my raspberry pi use my 1TB Flash drive as the root file system drive for raspberry pi so I can run everything trough it. I want to do this because my current SD ...
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How to connect SATA drives without USB

I want to connect a SSD SATA HDD to the pi without using USB. Possible? I was hoping some sort of module would be available or a way of connecting using a breadboard. Tried searching on stack ...
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Boot from a HD with a cloned image

On a Raspberry Pi 3 I have successfully enabled hardware boot from USB mass storage device, so I am able to write a Raspbian image on a USB hard disk and boot the pi from it. Now, I have an already ...
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Powered HHD previously detected by Pi no longer detected

I have an internal (yes, internal) HDD powered by one of thesehttps://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01 ... UTF8&psc=1. Originally it was automounted by the Pi, I had it on my network using Samba ...
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Powering 3 HDD's with external power

I'm trying to connect 3 HDD's to my Pi3. They are 2x 3.5" and 1x 2.5", all powered with a external power supply: https://www.inateck.com/inateck-ua1001-usb-3-0-to-ide-sata-adapter.html It works if I ...
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External Powered USB drive doesnt work if connected at boot

If I plug in my external hard drives they work fine, but if I have them plugged in at boot they do not show up. They are external hard disk caddies that I have put hard drives in. The same happens ...
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Powering hard drives without a powered USB hub?

How can I power a hard drive so I can use it with my Pi without using a powered usb hub? Can I use a small power supply?
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Reliability of Raspberry Pi as a storage solution

So I am running an HTTP server on my RPi2. I'm running Raspbian Jessie. Everything was going smoothly (uptime 3 months+) until one day the website is not up anymore. The system hung and didn't reboot ...
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Are there any limitations how much storage can RasPi handle?

I was thinking about creating a storage farm. I have absolutely no idea if there are any limitations of storing multiple TBs of data. Are there any physical limitations regarding amount and speed of ...
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How can a HDD be interfaced with the gpio?

A normal computer send instructions and receives data through the 40 pin(not using all 40 afaik). Is it documented anywhere which of those pins need to be high in order to move the head to a position ...
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Raspberry Pi + router + USB port sharing for file transfer in network?

Is it possible, to turn A Raspberry Pi into a router and share USB port into network and access on network of Pi?
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Cloud storage: external hard drive vs USB stick

I have made a cloud storage server using NextCloud and a Raspberry Pi and currently I am using an external hard drive as the data directory. However, the external HD has a capacity of 1TB and I don'...
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External hard drive not recognized

I have connected three 2TB HDDs to my RPi 3 Model B and they're all adequately powered with an external power source. They're connected through SATA to USB into the RPi. However, when I try to mount ...
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Is it possible to read directly from the hard drive using Raspberry Pi?

I have an old PC that doesn't boot (Zenith EazyPC) and I would like to read what it has on the hard drive (MiniScribe 8425XT). I tried to find the description of the interface, but couldn't find ...