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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Not able to mount my externel HDD to my system

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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2,5" USB external hard drive not detected

I plugged a 2,5" USB external 500GB hard drive to a Raspberry Pi 2 (Model B Rev 1.1), but it is not detected: there is no /dev/sda, /dev/sda1 lsblk does not display the disk lsusb shows a few ...
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USB drive is not visible [closed]

I mounted an Ext3 USB drive using fstab. It works, but I have one issue. Sometimes when I turn on the system, the drive is not visible. I can not find it in mnt, media or in the desktop. It does not ...
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External drive /dev/sdX label changes

Two external hard drives (USB powered) are initially connected to a Raspberry Pi 4B via the two USB 3.0 ports and they have the following block ids: /dev/sda, /dev/sdb. I used mdadm to create a RADI0 ...
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What does RaspberryPi OS does different than Ubuntu when mounting a drive that could explain activity on mount

I've just installed two Seagate Ironwulf NAS harddisks of 4 TB in an Icy Box enclosure, Raid 1 set-up. I've setup a single partition using parted, and set up an ext4 filesystem. It's connected to a ...
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CentOS Installation

Sandisk 128gb micro SD. plugged into usb converter. Initial fdisk format: Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type /dev/sdf1 * 2048 249737215 249735168 119.1G c W95 FAT32 (LBA) Format with parted to ...
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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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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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