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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Is it possible to auto mount OSx Extended File system partitioned drive on raspbian Jessie with write permission?

I have OSx Extended formatted hard disk which I want to mount on Raspbian Jessie, I am following this in /etc/fstab # New OSx Journel File System 160 GB HDD added on Sun Sept 25 - 14:28 IST 2016 ...
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Raspberry pi boots to root user in terminal when mounted USB HDD is not plugged in

This is a weird problem, I have raspibian OS Jessie installed on my pi3 . So the problem is Raspberry pi boots to root user in terminal when mounted USB HDD is not plugged into USB port. I have set ...
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Raspbian on HardDrive

I'm currently running an apache2 server off my Raspberry Pi 2 with no problems and everything is going smoothly. Recently, my organization (which uses the Pi) came upon a pretty good computer and we ...
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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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External powered HDD not listed after boot

I have an hub for HDDs where I have two of them (WD purple 2TB). If the Raspberry is ON and I switch on also the hub, the two HDDs are recognized by the Pi as sda and sdb (listed with sudo fdisk -l). ...
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Mount usb hdd with exec

I have a usb hdd that I am trying to mount with exec -- so I can run executable files from the disk. In fstab I have: /dev/sda1 /mnt/usbdisk auto rw,exec,user 0 1 But when I ...
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Raspberry Pi 2 not finding External HD

My Raspberry Pi 2 will not pick up my NTFS external hard drive. In dmesg I see the message USB Disconnect. I have NTFS-3g installed. /dev/sda1 does not exist.
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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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Display disappears when I connect external HDD

I am completely new to raspberry pi.I have a raspberry pi2 and have loaded the raspbian linux that came with it. Now i want to use my old sata hdd for which i have bought a 3.5 inch casing(which works ...
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How to use the same hdd with raspbian and windows?

What filesystem should I choose so that I can use my HDD with both raspbian and windows?
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How to set up external HDD to hold repositories with GitLab [closed]

I'm trying to set up GitLab on Raspberry Pi 2. I have connected external HDD to the Raspberry to store the repositories. I have mounted the external HDD to /mnt as a fuseblk file system. This can be ...
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Pi 2 rainbow square when external HDD is plugged

I have Pi 2 with Samsung (5V 2A) phone charger as its power supply. When USB external HDD is plugged, I got this small square with rainbow color on the right top of the screen. I looked around the ...
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Unable to mount external harddrive (Openmediavault)

I try to connect a harddrive via a SATA to USB3 adapter to my raspberry (The adapter is externally powered, so there cannot be a power problem). The adapter gets detected and shows up under /dev/sda ...
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Raspberry Pi doesn't recognize HDD in powered USB Hub

I just bought an powered USB hub (http://www.tp-link.com/en/products/details/cat-4761_UH700.html) so that I can connect an external NTFS HDD ( http://tw.adata.com/es/hdd/feature/168) to my raspberry ...
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Raspberry Pi 3: microSD card vs hard drive

In my bachelor's thesis I compared the speed performance of a hard drive connected via USB adapter with a microSD card. I was challenged to answer the question "Why is the difference in speed drives ...
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Connecting external Hard Drive to Raspberry Pi 2 [duplicate]

I am trying to connect a 2 Tb external Hard drive (ADATA HD710) to my raspberry pi, but the problem is that when I connect it to one of the USB ports, the raspberry pi stops working. I am not sure if ...
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USB HDD on Raspberry Pi 2 Model B? [duplicate]

I have a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B and a 2,5 inch HDD that I want to connect via USB. The HDD also powers itself over USB. Does the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B provide enough power? Can I safely run the HDD ...
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How can I run smartctl in Raspbian?

I have several USB hard drives that have SMART capabilities. I know this, because they work fine on my normal computer. However, the Pi (Model 3B) reports them as not. After running sudo smartctl -t ...
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Raspberry Pi not booting whn etxernal disk fails to mount via Fstab

I have a raspberry pi that has an external drive that mounts via fstab. Sometimes the pi refuses to boot when the external drive doesn't spin up fast enough (albeit the drive is quite old). Is there ...
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Sending extra power to PI3 over USB, will it damage the device?

I used to get poor performance from my PI 3 since I had a few heavy load programs running on it. After needing more than 128GB of MicroSD storage I got a USB to SATA cable and hooked up a 500GB SSD ...
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Can I use my old HDD as a boot device for the RPi 3 model b? [duplicate]

I have my laptops old 2TB 5400RPM HDD laying around and I was wondering if could maybe use it instead of a micro SD card since it has much more space, and it also might be quicker.
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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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Raspbian won't boot when hard drive is connected

Not sure if this has anything to do with the make/model of hard drive I'm using, but when I connect my WD MyPassport Ultra to my Raspberry Pi 2 and then reset Pi, Raspbian doesn't load. If I just plug ...
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Exteral HDD problems

I currently have some annoying problem with external HDD. I'm using some old (7yrs) WD salvaged from laptop in portable enclosure. I have external 4A PSU wich power drive and backfeed rpi. Disk is ...
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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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External hard drive shutting down?

I've been setting up my Raspberry Pi 2 (Model B) as a home media center with OSMC and load contents from my external hard drive. My problem is whenever the hard drive (this) is connected to the ...
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Raid 1 and Owncloud

I have done a Raid 1 system using 2 external HD connected to the Pi2, now I want to install owncloud in the raspberry using the raid to avoid losses, using the external HD connected to store the data. ...
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Raid 1 using the same HD

I want to make a owncloud server in the raspberry and previously I want to make a Raid of my HD to avoid losses. I have a 3TB external HD with 2 partitions of the same size and I want to use: ...
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RPI freeze with external HDD

I have an RPI 2 Model B. I just started to use it. I am connecting to it using SSH. I have an internal HDD and also a dock. The dock has it's own power source and transmits the data from the HDD to a ...
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Issue keeping attached HDD online

I have a Pi B2 which I am using as a home server running Transmission, Sabnzbd, Couch Potato & SickBeard. To the PI I have attached an old internal hard disk made external (80 GB). This is where ...
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Do I have to buy a powered USB hub?

Tomorrow I will buy a RPi 2 B, which I would like to use with an external 2.5 HD (5v 1A) and a single 2A charger (connected to the microUSB port). Will I be able to run both of them by adding ...
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Keyboard and mouse stops working after connecting usb hard drive

The wireless USB keyboard stops working when I connect a USB hard drive. I also tried to connect a non wireless USB mouse together with the USB disk and the mouse stopped working. I'm running ...
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Having two 2.5'' drives makes one turn off the other on plug

Currently I 'm using my RPi 2 with a 1 TB external Toshiba USB drive.Back in the day, I had to set max_usb_current=1 in my /boot/config.txt file, because when I plugged it in it would keep trying to ...
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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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Can I use a Y-cable or Dual-Power cable to get additional power for a single USB powered hard drive?

I'm planning to attach multiple portable 2.5" hard drives to a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B. These hard drives are powered each by a single USB cable, which is a problem, because the Pi does not provide ...
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Pack a uncased 2.5" HDD with a Pi 2 in one case

I want to pack a Raspberry Pi 2 and a uncased 2.5" HDD in one case. The HDD is connected with a SATA-to-USB-cable. It doesn't matter for me if that cable is outside of the case. I can not find ...
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JDownloader: "Invalid download directory" error

I've just set up JDownloader on my Raspberry Pi 2 and I'm getting an annoying error: Invalid download directory. I have to mention that I've attached a 500GB external hard drive to the raspberry ...
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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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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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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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/var/swap file abnormally large

I ran this command because my Raspberry Pi's SD card is full: sudo find /var -type f -a -printf '%s %p\n'| sort -nr | head -10 The output: 104857600 /var/swap 46641296 /var/lib/apt/lists/...
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No disk space after switching from B+ to 2 model B

Before switching to the RPi 2 model B, I used the commands sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get upgrade. However, on using the new RPi 2 model B, it keeps saying no disk space left on device. I am ...
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Max safe current and power requirements for Raspberry Pi 2 Model B?

I have a few questions to ask. I have referred to many other similar questions, but couldn't get a straight forward answer to my questions. Current situation: I just recently bought a Canakit ...
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How to change permissions on external hard-drive connected to Raspberry?

I am following this tutorial to create Samba Share on my Raspberry Pi Zero. My problem is at this step: "Make sure your user is the owner of the path you are trying to share via Samba sudo chown -R ...
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Expanding size of the root / using external HDD

I bought Raspberry Pi and got it up and running. I also happened to have an external HDD which I then mounted to the Raspberry Pi. The mount can be accessed in the /mnt folder. I have SD card in the ...
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Will either of these two hubs supply enough current?

I am about to setup my Raspberry Pi 2 as a plex server and wish to connect the old HDDs I have knocking around. I want to use a powered hub as I know the Pi itself won't be able to power lots of HDDs....
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Raspberry Pi 2 Model B and External 2.5 USB3.0 HDD

As per the title, I recently bought a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B and I thought it would be nice to have some extra space so I plugged my external HDD. Here's the specs: The HDD: HGST 0S03560 1TB 2.5 ...
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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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Correctly partition 4TB drive with enclosure using Pi

When I first connected my new hard drive enclosure with 4TB drive to my Pi, the drive was not listed when I typed sudo fdisk -l. I want to mount this drive, but I think I first need to partition it ...
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Raspberry pi doesn't recognize HDD NTFS

I was trying to create a NAS by using my Raspberry Pi B+. I've connected my Samsung 1 TB HDD to USB and then I've used the command fdisk -l in order to manually mount the drive. My Pi didn't ...

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