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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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Using a Pi as storage from a dashcam

I have a dashcam that writes to a SDXC card. I would like to replace this card with a Pi and store my video on it then when I get home have the Pi automatically connect to my WiFi and transfer the ...
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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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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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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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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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NVMe speed too low?

I got 52Pi M.2 NVME SSD Adapter N04 for my raspberry pi 5. I connected NVMe SDD and booted from it. It works, but it's very sluggish. This is how it looks like df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail ...
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New SSD on Raspberry PI

I am trying to add a new 8TB SSD (connected by SATA to USB Enclosure) to my Raspberry Pi 4, to use it as a Backup of my 8TB media drive from the PC. I would set this up using openmediavault. I did ...
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Pico BOOTSEL mode stopped working - device descriptor read/64, error -110

This is my first RPi Pico experiment, so I'm a rookie here. I've connected an ultrasonic sensor to it and written a script in Python (in Thonny) to get readings and save them to local flash memory. ...
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Raspberry pi OS crashing

I am using raspberry pi 3B+ for a project. I have installed the bullseye which is currently the OLD STABLE. The raspbian mirror that I am using is: http://ftp.tsukuba.wide.ad.jp/Linux/raspbian/...
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How to run OpenVPN for Docker on a Raspberry Pi 4

I am trying to add a VPN to my Raspberry Pi NAS, that I have created, so I can access it away from home while still securing my network. I am currently going through the OpenVPN for Docker walk ...
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Moving an external hard drive to a fresh install

I use a pi4 with 32-bit raspbian and a USB drive with an ext4 partition as a NAS. I want to upgrade the pi4 to 64-bit through a fresh install. If I reinstall raspbian with the same user/pw, will my ...
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RAM Change on the raspberry pi 4

Can you change your RAM in your pi that you get 16gb RAM?
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Can a pi powered by a POE hat use an external Storage?

I have a handful of POE security cameras. I want to add a raspberry pi with shinobi or some other NVR software. I have an extra POE port on my switch and would like to just use a POE hat to power the ...
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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 Wireless NAS router

I know there is a way to make the pi into a wireless router with USB WiFi dongle, and I know how to make the raspberry pi into a NAS, but is there a way I could do both on the same Pi? The idea behind ...
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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 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

My goal is to step up my Raspberry Pi 4B with berryboot loading the OS onto an SSD where I can start running docker to become better familiar with it. Then use pi-hole and pivpn and whatever else ...
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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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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 ...
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Unable to boot pi 5 from USB with NVMe installed

I recently got a pi 5 8GB and also bought a case and an NVMe hat and active cooler and stuff, and I cannot boot it up. I didn't have a way to flash Raspberry Pi OS onto the NVMe, so I used the pi ...
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can't mount usb drive to Zero W: "can't open blockdev" and "special device /dev/sda does not exist" errors

I have a Pi Zero W, and I want to plug in a USB drive and use it as a tiny little backup server. I have a USB OTG cable, and when I plug in a flash drive (later I hope to use a much larger external ...
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