Questions tagged [storage]

Storage is the retention of retrievable data on a computer or other electronic system; memory. This tag should be used for questions about how to store data on the Pi, how to store data to be used by the Pi, and about how to use the Pi to store data for other computers.

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PI Zero W Mass storage device mode

I need some help regarding the mass storage mode with Raspberry PI Zero W. This is my first time configuring this mode and I've found a lot of guides about it that only explain how to use the PI as ...
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Recommended filesystem for USB flash drive

I've got a Raspberry Pi 4 used as a home automation server and I would like to add a USB flash memory stick as yet another drive. Question is: what filesystem would be the best choice for such a stick?...
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My Pi seems to be duplicating my USB stick in the file manager

I formatted my USB stick and called it STORE-1 But after some time, File Manager showed me this: Before it was SETTINGS and STORE-1. Now access is denied to STORE-11 and STORE-1 and I can only use ...
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Mounting USB Stick As Internal Storage On Raspberry Pi

I am thinking about setting up a media Center with a raspberry pi... The only downside is, I am thinking about running Debian and OSMC and I wouldn't have much space left to use. So is it possible to ...
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Hard drive disconnects with with my NAS pi seedbox

I'm new to Raspberry Pi and Linux so I might just be stupid. So I have a ntfs 4tb Western Digital External hard drive (formated in ntfs) that is externally powered so power is not coming from the RPi. ...
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Best way to power Pi CM4 and Harddrives

I'm trying to create a NAS that I can just power off a single 12v power supply. I'm using the RPi CM4 because I have the PCIE Gen 2 that I can run a SATA controller off of. Option A) My initial ...
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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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Pi 4 - Any good Backup Solutions for Backing Up attached External HDD to another attached external HDD on a Schedule

I am looking at building a Pi 4 NAS using Open Media Vault using some gear I have lying around the house. I have a external WD USB 3.0 HDD and an external 4TB USB 3.0 HDD I was planning on setting up ...
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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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Deleted file still takes up space?

I was using my SMB server and I uploaded 3GB worth of files. Turns out some things were wrong and I ended up deleting it. Before 60% of my 16 GB SD card was free, now it is more like 16% (2.2 GB ish). ...
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How to erase the onboard eMMC of Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 I/O Board?

I have already set the flash Raspberry Pi OS onto the Compute Module 4 eMMC with usbboot but I accidentally placed the jumper on the J2 connector (Pins for disabling eMMC boot) while the system was ...
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Memory card issues

So I have had it the piwh for a while running pihole never had any problems until recently got a memory issue. I have used the clean and autoremove and gained 28% but of a 32gb SD card it's showing 6....
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How significant are faster SD cards for raspberry pi?

Assuming we are using something more IO-heavy than a pi-hole. For example if we have a database running and a web service running, will we notice differences with different Cards? Does somebody tested ...
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OTG mode Multi (g_multi) is not working on Raspberry Pi 4

I want to use the Raspberry Pi 4 as ethernet and mass storage device. According to the documentation I have to do configure the following files: /boot/config.txt: dtoverlay=dwc2,dr_mode=peripheral /...
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How much video can I store on a pi 3 a+?

I recently got a pi model 3 a+ and a camera module 2.0. I need to store about three hours of video on it. I have a 16gb SD card with raspbian installed. Can someone tell me how much video I can record ...
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Berryboot, raspbian, docker, SSD, aufs vs overlay2 storage drivers, nnc1: timeout waiting for hardware interrupt, pi 4b

Hi my goal is to step up my pi 4b with berryboot loading the OS onto a SSD where I can start running docker to become better familiar with it. Then use pi-hole and pivpn and whatever else might be ...
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Stability of RPI4 USB3 for NAS?

I currently have an Intel NUC connected to a USB-C RAID1 enclosure. I've been running this for two years without problems. I'd like to replace the Intel NUC with a RPI4, connecting the USB-C port of ...
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Raspberry pi 3 B+ Disk IO Bottleneck

I have a RP3 with several docker containers (11) running at home, some for network purposes, other for IoT. The thing is, I've notice several issues related to disk IO, specially when performing unzip ...
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Pi 3 B as wi-fi usb stick for my TB

I have a Raspberry PI 3 B + external 300 GB HDD. What I want is, to use the PI as a simple USB stick/storage for my TV. Also, I want to access the device over wi-fi/samba from my computer, to upload/...
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Direct all storage requirement to usb drive

I've mounted a usb drive. I'm attempting to exclusively use this drive for installations and execution of programs. If I pip install and execute programs from the same drive will no space will be ...