USB Problem/peculiarity

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USB Problem/peculiarity

Postby Aftermath » Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:16 am

Hi,

System
AmigaOne X5000 / SAM460ex lite
AmigaOS 4.1FE upd 1
WorkBench 53.15
Kickstart 53.89

The problem:

I have a Western Digital Elements USB 3.0 750 gig external hard drive
I have it set up to use the FastFile System and to 'automount'

When I boot the system [cold or warm reboot], the drive icon does not appear.
When I open a shell and type 'info' the drive is not listed.
However, if I open 'Media Toolbox' , the drive is listed.

If I open a shell, and at the prompt type the the drives number (i.e. USB6:) after a
period of time, the icon appears and I have access to the files on the drive.
(note: the drive name - in this case "Media" - does not work)

If I plug the drive in after I boot the machine, there is a slight delay, but the
drive is recognized and I have access to the my files without further input on my part.

Note: I experience the same problem on my Sam460 (the 'Sam' does seem to access the
drive faster though).

What could be the cause of this (to me at least) odd behavior?

Thanks
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Re: USB Problem/peculiarity

Postby davebraco » Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:00 am

Maybe the harddisk was in a validating process.

Do you have an amistore account and have bought the enhencer software pack, I would suggest you to change the file system of your disk to SmartFile System instead of FFS (save your data first as they will get lost after the operation)

http://wiki.amiga.org/index.php?title=SmartFileSystem

Transfers will be much fasters and SFS don't have any validating process. (but have less repair tools etc. so make backups)
µA1 256mo SATA -> lend to a dev
A1200PPC 256Mo MediatorTX Radeon9250 SATA RTL8029 SOLO-1
Sam440ep 533mhz 512mo 64Go SSD
Sam460ex 1150mhz 2Go RadeonHD 6570LP ENVY24HT
AmigaOne X1000 4Go SSD R9 270X Catweasel MK4
AmigaOne X5000 -> work in progress
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