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by LTolledo
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Suggested USB3 to SATA adaptors (without power!) - what works well for you?
Replies: 1
Views: 76

Re: Suggested USB3 to SATA adaptors (without power!) - what works well for you?

Am using Eluteng "Blue" SATA to USB3.0 adaptors on my RPi2BNAS (with 2.5" Seagate 4TB HDD) and Rock64NAS (with 2.5" WesternDigital 4TB on USB3.0 and 2.5" Marshall 1TB HDD on USB2.0) I like it because of its short thick cable and the activity lights. Been using for about a year now. Below is a refere...
by LTolledo
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 usb boot?
Replies: 344
Views: 68820

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 usb boot?

As a temporary measure am also booting my RPi4B-4G with M.2 SSD using RonR's script to set it up...

no real problems so far..... :D
by LTolledo
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Running Raspbian from USB Devices : Made Easy
Replies: 138
Views: 41555

Re: Running Raspbian from USB Devices : Made Easy

/media and /mnt are intentionally excluded from the rsync copy. You would need to manually recreate the mount points in those directories. ...well, that's already taken care of.... no problem there.... :D are there any other folders that are intentionally excluded from the rsync process? just for u...
by LTolledo
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 as a primary desktop computer?
Replies: 28
Views: 1665

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 as a primary desktop computer?

I was able to to this on my RPi3B+
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doing this on the RPi4B-4G will be a "piece of cake"
also tested google maps (with 8 other tabs open, including this forum).... was more responsive now than when I did it on the RPi3B+ (was horrible then).
by LTolledo
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian Buster install differences
Replies: 1
Views: 100

Raspbian Buster install differences

Are there any significant differences (specially in performance) between the two microSD setups of: 1. a Raspbian Buster Full Desktop natively installed on a RPi4B 2. a Raspbian Buster Full Desktop natively installed on a RPi3B/RPi3B+, then transferred to run on a RPi4B why did I ask this (silly) qu...
by LTolledo
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 3 A +. What is it for?
Replies: 52
Views: 1007

Re: Pi 3 A +. What is it for?

....The RPi3A+.... What is it for? .... currently as something on my wish list.....as its still not locally available where I am...... :(
by LTolledo
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Auto locking threads
Replies: 26
Views: 622

Re: Auto locking threads

DougieLawson wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:45 am
The locking would be triggered on six months of inactivity. A long running thread would be left untouched. It's got to be based on last posting date not when the thread was created.
This has my vote as well...
by LTolledo
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Pi-hole & OMV - Enclosure options for HDDs and the feasibility using two USB hubs to connect 4-8 HDDS
Replies: 20
Views: 1097

Re: Pi-hole & OMV - Enclosure options for HDDs and the feasibility using two USB hubs to connect 4-8 HDDS

Where did you get the GPIO pin cover? Can I punch a hole for the fan power? How do you power fan via the power-in port? its a simple 40-pin header with the pins plucked out... leaving only the ones on the diagonal end and cutting off the excess. on my other GPIO covers... I plucked out the pins on ...
by LTolledo
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Why buy 32GB or less MicroSD card when 64GB is a few dollars more?
Replies: 18
Views: 492

Re: Why buy 32GB or less MicroSD card when 64GB is a few dollars more?

.......Why would you want a 32GB when the higher volume cards don't cost much more? ..... because I already have 32GB or less on stock (knocked off the RPi3Bs after USB boot enabled).... and dont want to spend another buck on a "cheaper" 64GB? ...and as mentioned by DougieLawson..... the proliferat...
by LTolledo
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Pi-hole & OMV - Enclosure options for HDDs and the feasibility using two USB hubs to connect 4-8 HDDS
Replies: 20
Views: 1097

Re: Pi-hole & OMV - Enclosure options for HDDs and the feasibility using two USB hubs to connect 4-8 HDDS

I'm thinking of using rsync instead of RAID now. Any reason why only once a week instead of daily? I think that's his preference you can do it daily or every 12hours, or every 4hours or whatever timing you think suits your requirements... you have full control over what you want do.... ....so you h...
by LTolledo
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: UK power supply in US 110V
Replies: 7
Views: 615

Re: UK power supply in US 110V

Reporting a result after "6 years testing" will surely be welcomed.... :D
by LTolledo
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Running Raspbian from USB Devices : Made Easy
Replies: 138
Views: 41555

Re: Running Raspbian from USB Devices : Made Easy

First of all.... THANKS to RonR for the script. Tried the script for the first time on my RPi4B and a NVMe SATA drive (just have one lying around to play around) had trouble trying to run the script.... but managed to do it after a few research. and it did run as advertised... great! however I did n...
by LTolledo
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: USB Devices won't work...
Replies: 11
Views: 241

Re: USB Devices won't work...

Nice one there sleuth fruitoftheloom....

I feel bad for the OP...
by LTolledo
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspbian - USB drive not showing up under Eject menu in top right
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: Raspbian - USB drive not showing up under Eject menu in top right

if you mounted the USB drive in /mnt it will not show up in desktop I did tried an "old" advice by HawaiianPi and it worked open terminal type in cd /home/pi/Desktop ln -s /mnt/usb after than a folder will appear on your desktop.... clicking it will show the contents of the folder (if mounted) or an...
by LTolledo
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Cannot mount external hard drive on RPi4
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: Cannot mount external hard drive on RPi4

do you have ntfs-3g installed in your Raspbian Buster? (IIRC, 2019-09-26 Raspian Buster image has this by default)

checked mine and it was mounting properly
by LTolledo
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Pi-hole & OMV - Enclosure options for HDDs and the feasibility using two USB hubs to connect 4-8 HDDS
Replies: 20
Views: 1097

Re: Pi-hole & OMV - Enclosure options for HDDs and the feasibility using two USB hubs to connect 4-8 HDDS

I'm thinking of using rsync instead of RAID now. Any reason why only once a week instead of daily? I think that's his preference you can do it daily or every 12hours, or every 4hours or whatever timing you think suits your requirements... you have full control over what you want do.... ....so you h...
by LTolledo
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Hifiberry DAC+ via P5
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: Hifiberry DAC+ via P5

IIRC there was a [26-pin + P5 pin] to 40pin conversion board before.... but its probably out of circulation nowadays. You may need to make your own interface board between the HiFiberry DAC+ Zero and the RPi or get a cheap hifiberry DAC+ clone designed for the 26pin + P5 or get a new RPiZWH to match...
by LTolledo
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: rpi-4 no audio over hdmi
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Re: rpi-4 no audio over hdmi

HDMI0? there should be sound HDMI1? known not to output sound. no use demanding output from this port (at this time) so which HDMI you connected? check if your monitor is capable of outputting audio (there are monitors not capable of audio output) if not capable.. its no use editing the config.txt f...
by LTolledo
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspberry pi 4 and fan
Replies: 9
Views: 638

Re: Raspberry pi 4 and fan

not a solution for the weak-willed and/or shaky-hand types.....
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by LTolledo
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Copying to USB HDD is very slow
Replies: 13
Views: 601

Re: Copying to USB HDD is very slow

just to compare, below is the output when I ran the same command on this SSD boot RPi3B Raspbian Stretch with Full Desktop. with a hard disk (2.5" Marshal 1TB in Orico HDD to SATA case adapter) connected to the RPi3B via powered USB 2.0 hub $ sudo hdparm -tT /dev/sdb1 /dev/sdb1: Timing cached reads:...
by LTolledo
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Copying to USB HDD is very slow
Replies: 13
Views: 601

Re: Copying to USB HDD is very slow

RPi3B has only USB2.0 ports.
smb copy over LAN connection gave me about 7MB/s

what does
hdparm -tT /dev/sda1 (assuming your HDD is auto-mounted as /dev/sda1) give you?
by LTolledo
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: can you do a raid with pis?
Replies: 7
Views: 729

Re: can you do a raid with pis?

One can do RAID with RPi... it can be done.... software RAID.....done that before... as RAID1 ....but I cannot recommend it if the drives are USB based.... .... however ...if a hardware RAID HAT will be available (if ever)... and able to acquire and test it for myself....then maybe I may recommend i...
by LTolledo
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Raspberry pi doenst remember the credentials of my SMB share
Replies: 1
Views: 169

Re: Raspberry pi doenst remember the credentials of my SMB share

Raspbian's file manager pcManFm has "digital dementia" and is incurable.... :mrgreen: some have used other file managers but I've always mounted network shares via /etc/fstab sample below //192.168.121.230/HDD2 /media/pi/R64NAS2 cifs credentials=/root/.cifuser,nofail,vers=1.0,x-systemd.automount 0 0...
by LTolledo
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Orico 4 bay HDD dock
Replies: 25
Views: 1010

Re: Orico 4 bay HDD dock

am beginning to have reservations about using HDD docks on the RPi4B......
not that I have future use for it.... just crossing out for future projects....
by LTolledo
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 + Powered USB Hub + 2,5" SSD not working
Replies: 9
Views: 525

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 + Powered USB Hub + 2,5" SSD not working

is your ssd recognized by Rpi4 if connected directly to the USB3.0 port (not use USB hub)? if its only 1 (or 2) SSDs, then the RPi's 2x3.0USB ports are sufficient. well.... I tried connecting my Crucial BX500 SSD to this RPi4B-4G desktop, and it was recognized immediately and mounted properly. am us...

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