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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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POE power for BOTH Pi and Hard Drives?

I have a need for some network-accessable storage for backups, in a location where there is only POE power. There is no mains AC electricity available. Ideally I'd like 2TB of space so an SSD is ...
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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 seperate 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 seperate 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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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 ...