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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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SOLVED Buffer I/O error on dev sda1 - not a hardware problem

In the last month or so, one of my external hard drives has stopped working properly with my Raspberry Pi. It works for a while, then it stops working randomly. I ran ls on the drive's folder and it ...
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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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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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Waveshare PCIe to M.2 adapter with Transcend TS1TMTS425S

I am trying to install a PCIe HAT from Waveshare with the Transcend M.2 SSD TS1TMTS425S. I have enabled PCIe in /boot/firmware/config.txt: $ sed -n '/^\[all\]/,$p' /boot/firmware/config.txt ...
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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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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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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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Despite having powered USB Hub, Raspberry Pi 2+ doesn't detect Seagate 1TB HDD anymore

I'm trying to set up a raspberry pi 2+ as an always on torrent box. I had it set up one time and it was working, but then when I turned it off and on again it froze on start up. After flashing the ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Can Raspberry Pi draw power FROM an external HD?

I just hooked up an external Kingston SATA drive with a SATA-USB adaptor to my Pi 2B. I powered the disk from a separate USB hub, the Pi had its power from a common micro-USB PSU. Then something a ...
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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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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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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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"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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How can I put RaspberryPi to Shut down and wake up later?

I want my raspberryPi to shut down during the night and wake up in the morning. I.e., at 10pm raspberry should shutdown or at least turn of the WiFi and the HDD. At 10am every day my raspberry ...
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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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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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How Can My Raspberry Pi 3 B+ Power All My Devices?

I have 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Performance with an encrypted disk

Is Raspberry Pi (model B, rev. 2) suitable for a home file server with external disks encrypted with LUKS? In particular, is the de/encryption throughput reasonable? I used to have such a disk in a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Rpi can't see external hard drive

I got stacked. I have a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B with OSMC installed on it. I want to connect an external drive (Seagate Backup Plus 1TB) to it. I connected it through a usb hub and there is an ...
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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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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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