meddyuk
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External WD Elements HDD

Sun Apr 05, 2015 2:19 pm

Hi there.

I've just purchased a Raspberry Pi 2 and i've installed OpenElec onto it so that i can run Kodi.

I've succesfully set it all up and i've managed to get the USB ports working with a wireless wifi dongle and also a wireless keyboard.

I've also set kodi to see my movies folder on another NAS.

The problem i have is that kodi cannot see my external HDD which is plugged into a spare USB port. The HDD is a WD elements which has its own power supply. Its got an NTFS file system and this works on my linux machine, my Windows machine and my LGTV.

I've puttied into the openelec and typed mount but nothing is showing on /dev/sdb1

Is there anything else i should do.

Meddy.

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kusti8
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Re: External WD Elements HDD

Sun Apr 05, 2015 6:13 pm

What does lsusb say?
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Re: External WD Elements HDD

Sun Apr 05, 2015 7:00 pm

NTFS is not a native file system in Linux and often requires the installation of an extra "driver". I don't know if Kodi has that by default.

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Re: External WD Elements HDD

Sun Apr 05, 2015 7:14 pm

device 1 = linux root hub
dev 2 = Standard microsoft hub
dev 3 = microsoft fast ethernet adaptor (for my keyboard)
dev 4 = Belkin Components (wireless usb)
dev 5 = Microsoft Corps
dev 6 = ASmedia Sata3gb/s bridge

for some reason i can't copy paste

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Re: External WD Elements HDD

Sun Apr 05, 2015 9:58 pm

dev6 would seem to be the WD unit.

meddyuk
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Re: External WD Elements HDD

Mon Apr 06, 2015 7:23 am

i think that it is too...i've powered the HDD on and off and typed lsusb and that one was the one that showed up differently.

Ok how do i get openelec to recognise that as a HDD or mount it

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Re: External WD Elements HDD

Mon Apr 06, 2015 7:42 am

If you can get copy/paste working, could you post the output of lsusb -s 1:6 -v

That should give more information about your device and we may be able to tell if it needs a specific driver. I have a feeling that it should work with the generic USB Storage driver.

However it is a USB3.0 device, and there have been some issues with certain USB3.0 devices and the Pi. Could you try connecting it through an external hub and see if it works then.

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Re: External WD Elements HDD

Mon Apr 06, 2015 7:51 am

Its a USB 2.0 device its a WD Elements 1TB HDD which ive had for years.

OpenELEC:~ # lsusb -s 1:7 -v

Bus 001 Device 007: ID 174c:55aa ASMedia Technology Inc. ASM1051 SATA 3Gb/s bridge
Device Descriptor:
bLength 18
bDescriptorType 1
bcdUSB 2.10
bDeviceClass 0
bDeviceSubClass 0
bDeviceProtocol 0
bMaxPacketSize0 64
idVendor 0x174c ASMedia Technology Inc.
idProduct 0x55aa ASM1051 SATA 3Gb/s bridge
bcdDevice 1.00
iManufacturer 2 asmedia
iProduct 3 ASMT1051
iSerial 1 123456789012
bNumConfigurations 1
Configuration Descriptor:
bLength 9
bDescriptorType 2
wTotalLength 85
bNumInterfaces 1
bConfigurationValue 1
iConfiguration 0
bmAttributes 0xc0
Self Powered
MaxPower 100mA
Interface Descriptor:
bLength 9
bDescriptorType 4
bInterfaceNumber 0
bAlternateSetting 0
bNumEndpoints 2
bInterfaceClass 8 Mass Storage
bInterfaceSubClass 6 SCSI
bInterfaceProtocol 80 Bulk-Only
iInterface 0
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 5
bEndpointAddress 0x81 EP 1 IN
bmAttributes 2
Transfer Type Bulk
Synch Type None
Usage Type Data
wMaxPacketSize 0x0200 1x 512 bytes
bInterval 0
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 5
bEndpointAddress 0x02 EP 2 OUT
bmAttributes 2
Transfer Type Bulk
Synch Type None
Usage Type Data
wMaxPacketSize 0x0200 1x 512 bytes
bInterval 0
Interface Descriptor:
bLength 9
bDescriptorType 4
bInterfaceNumber 0
bAlternateSetting 1
bNumEndpoints 4
bInterfaceClass 8 Mass Storage
bInterfaceSubClass 6 SCSI
bInterfaceProtocol 98
iInterface 0
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 5
bEndpointAddress 0x81 EP 1 IN
bmAttributes 2
Transfer Type Bulk
Synch Type None
Usage Type Data
wMaxPacketSize 0x0200 1x 512 bytes
bInterval 0
Data-in pipe (0x03)
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 5
bEndpointAddress 0x02 EP 2 OUT
bmAttributes 2
Transfer Type Bulk
Synch Type None
Usage Type Data
wMaxPacketSize 0x0200 1x 512 bytes
bInterval 0
Data-out pipe (0x04)
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 5
bEndpointAddress 0x83 EP 3 IN
bmAttributes 2
Transfer Type Bulk
Synch Type None
Usage Type Data
wMaxPacketSize 0x0200 1x 512 bytes
bInterval 0
Status pipe (0x02)
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 5
bEndpointAddress 0x04 EP 4 OUT
bmAttributes 2
Transfer Type Bulk
Synch Type None
Usage Type Data
wMaxPacketSize 0x0200 1x 512 bytes
bInterval 0
Command pipe (0x01)
Binary Object Store Descriptor:
bLength 5
bDescriptorType 15
wTotalLength 22
bNumDeviceCaps 2
USB 2.0 Extension Device Capability:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 16
bDevCapabilityType 2
bmAttributes 0x00000002
HIRD Link Power Management (LPM) Supported
SuperSpeed USB Device Capability:
bLength 10
bDescriptorType 16
bDevCapabilityType 3
bmAttributes 0x00
wSpeedsSupported 0x000e
Device can operate at Full Speed (12Mbps)
Device can operate at High Speed (480Mbps)
Device can operate at SuperSpeed (5Gbps)
bFunctionalitySupport 1
Lowest fully-functional device speed is Full Speed (12Mbps)
bU1DevExitLat 10 micro seconds
bU2DevExitLat 2047 micro seconds
can't get debug descriptor: Resource temporarily unavailable
Device Status: 0x0001
Self Powered

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Re: External WD Elements HDD

Mon Apr 06, 2015 10:11 am

http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewt ... 1&t=104681 suggests that the following is necessary:

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sudo apt-get install ntfs-3g

meddyuk
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Re: External WD Elements HDD

Mon Apr 06, 2015 10:28 am

can't install drivers on openelec with apt-get

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Re: External WD Elements HDD

Mon Apr 06, 2015 12:12 pm

According to post 6 here openelec already ships with the required ntfs drivers. http://openelec.tv/forum/65-storage/467 ... opy-speeds
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Re: External WD Elements HDD

Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:05 pm

hello dear all -

well i am interested to run the above mentioned hdd on raspberry - is this possible

i have exactly this hdd here - and i am figuring out how to install and get it up and running-

in other words - did you finally manage to get it up and running"!?

love to hear from you

greetings

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Re: External WD Elements HDD

Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:32 pm

Ive got more external drives than I know what to do with, as amatter of fact one of the things that dfrew me to the Raspi was the ability to run an inexpensive NAS

unfortunately it rarely is as easy as the instructables lay out......

HOWEVER I too have several Elements , mine are almost all 2GB, but same idea USB2, external powered hub.

you NEED to find a solution that will allow you to run and properly configure ntfs3g

I know some of the media servers have it built in, and ive never had any success, matter of fact IM going to create a post in a minte that may be up your alley, for a similar reason.

HOWEVER my big challenge has been my DAC. I have a DAC that is GREAT, just not supported by ANYTHING out of the box.

load the drivers and it works fine.

now I know in theory I should be anle to load one of the Jessie lites, load NTFS3g, or in my case the DAC drivers, an VOILA.

unfortunately I as you, am having head meeting wall, repeat, issues with making that work. Its like NO ONE have EVER perdidted through this.

Of course when I did my 1st MP3 server I too gave up, spent $18 and bought a supported dac. I just wanted the darn thing to run.

So my suggestion is this:

1) Either WRITE what you want

2) give in and use another solution that will reciognize your drives out of the box.

I will admit that even with the solution I DO have in place (VOLUMIO), it takes longer than normal to "see" the drive. Meaning if Im unsing Volumio a lot and the drive is constantly in memory and loaded and being used, theres no problem

but if I leave it be for a while OY, its a few reboots,,,,,,

trust me, if you load a traditional OS deskop or CLI and then load NTFS3g, than you know what the issue is, whether you have the time and willingness to write a solution. GREAT, if not there are 1000's of alternatives

But from someone who knows the Raspi is well supported

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Re: External WD Elements HDD

Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:33 pm

You have to check at first on Raspian or Ububntu if the HDD works . If you want to see media on
media center (Open Elec etc.) you have to find the HDD at the correct path at FILES. (media for example).
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