External USB-HDD not detected

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External USB-HDD not detected

Post by TOMillr »

Hello folks,

since updating to the latest x64 build of DietPi my system doesn't recognize the external 5TB usb hard drive connected over USB 3.0 anymore. Used to work fine with the same combination of hardware though. When I bring up the DietPi drive manager, only the internal drives are listed.

Already tried different USB ports but with no luck. When I connect the USB drive to a different machine, the drive is properly detected as well.

Any advice on how to get the HDD detected again?
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Re: External USB-HDD not detected

Post by Joulinar »


looks some issues on the HDD to get detected correctly. DietPi is just trying to get the information from underlying Debian image.

can you connect your HDD again and run following 2 command

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lsblk -o name,fstype,label,size,ro,type,mountpoint,partuuid,uuid
This needs to show your HDD. If not, no chance for DietPi to get your HDD connected.

Btw: is your enclosure externally powered? It might be the HDD require some more power to be able to work correctly?

As well it could be some driver packages got update in front of dietpi-update. Probably you have a backup that can be retorted to be able to check which apt package might have an influence.

And you could have a look to kernel error message. Maybe it will give some hint.

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dmesg -l err,crit,alert,emerg
Pls let us know if a solution is working. This could help others if they hit by similar situation. Your DietPi Team
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