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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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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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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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Permission issues using sickrage and transmission

I've setup transmission and sickrage to automattically download series. This went well, however when Sickrage tries to move the files, it gets stuck and the logs say: 2016-07-25 16:10:13 POSTPROCESSER ...
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My external USB HDD doesnt spin down

I have a raspberry pi running with raspbmc. There is connected a WD Elements ( /dev/sda1 ). Unfortunately the disk doesn't spin down. It looks like hdparm is not working. The following I have tried: ...
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EXT4 External HDD slow write speed

After seeing all the benefits of using EXT4 as the filesystem of choice for external drives, I opted for it, and connected an external HDD to my Raspberry Pi, running XBMC. I tend to get write ...
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Pi not recognising 2.5" HDD over powered USB Hub

So after finally setting up OpenElec I decided to also get a powered USB hub. Got this one for cheap from work. The power supply for the HUB outputs read: +5V ⎓1A I connected a 2.5" HDD in a USB 2.0 ...
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Problems with my 24h torrent box project (maybe related with ExFAT)

I recently acquired a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B to make a 24h torrent box. My external HDD is in ExFat (1TB USB3.0 - WD) and after installing the exfat drivers, I began to configure it for my purpose. ...
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Ext. HDD I/O Error - suspends, power issues?

My external USB HDD becomes repeatedly inaccessible after a long time of usage/idleness. The same thing happened before with a very old disk and I thought it was just failing. But I do have the same ...
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My Pi and external hard drive only connects occasionally (other linux machine can read it)

I want to attach a 2x2.5 external drive to my RPi (Raspbian, kernel release 3.12.32+), but I cannot get the RPi to be consistently accepted by the system. It sometimes works, but more often not. The ...
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USB HDD Spindown

I am using an external powered USB-Hub (DUB-H4, DLINK) with two HDDs on my Raspberry Pi. One is a USB 3.0 Western Digital external hardrive and it works fine. The other is a 500GB SATA internal drive ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Connect RPi to Hard Drive Connected to Router

I am trying to connect my Pi to a hard drive connected to my router. This was easy to do on Windows, but I can't figure out how to do it on here. Please help
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setting File Properties does not work

I recently got my first RasPi and once I've set it up I attached an external Harddrive to download files onto. When I checked the Permissions in File Properties I noticed that it was set to: Owner:...
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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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After power outage, my NAS drive isn't automounting

I have a RPi 1 Model B, configured as a torrent box, running Wheezy with Webmin, deluge torrent and Sickrage. To store the medias, i put a 2tb external hard drive on my router Linksys EA6400 and i ...
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Expected performance of Raspberry Pi as NAS with software RAID-1

What kind of performance can I expect from a Raspberry Pi 2 as a NAS with 2 External hard-drives as a software RAID-1? I know that the Ethernet runs as a USB device so they all (Ethernet and 2 ...
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Owncloud Not Accessible by Ip on Local Network

Okay, its so late its early now, so Stack Exchange is my only hope for solving this. I followed the instructions listed on this blog post at pimylifeup.com to create an Owncloud webserver for myself. ...
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How to programmatically determine the name of a connected HDD?

I'm hoping this is a very simple issue with a simple solution. I have a raspberry pi and an external hard drive that I am writing data to. I would like to know if there is a way in python, to ...
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External HDD not always detected

It is detected perfectly fine on my Mac. It is self-powered an I hear it spin when I plug it in the Pi. Sometimes when I boot it shows when I run lsusb, sometimes it doesn't. If I unplug it and try ...
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RAID array not recognized unless plugged directly into Pi

I just configured a Squeezeplug RP using a Vantec HX4R, 4-disk RAID array with an ext3 file system, connected through a Pluggable 7-port powered USB hub. The HX4R has its own power supply. It ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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