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sicky 
Formatting USB disk
Posted on 30-Mar-2019 12:14:54
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Hi All

Just got myself a 1 TB USB disk but when I plug it into my SAM460 it doesnt mount it but USB recognises I have plugged it in! Do you know how to get it mounted. I assume using Media Toolbox?

Mick

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Re: Formatting USB disk
Posted on 30-Mar-2019 13:08:11
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@sicky

maybe not compatible with sam460?

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Re: Formatting USB disk
Posted on 30-Mar-2019 13:11:42
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@sicky

Try CTRL-ALT-M to get in usb manager. Maybe it helps.

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Re: Formatting USB disk
Posted on 30-Mar-2019 13:41:06
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@TearsOfMe

That popped up a window showing device. Looks like you can choose a file system but how ban I format it?

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Re: Formatting USB disk
Posted on 30-Mar-2019 13:41:50
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@TearsOfMe

It says Error: Filesystem not found

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Re: Formatting USB disk
Posted on 30-Mar-2019 13:43:01
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@TearsOfMe

When I click on details I get the following window messag:

Device = usbdisk.device
Unit = 0
Surfaces = 1
SectorsPerTrack = 1
LowCyl = 0x0
HighCyl = 0x7A11F7FF
SectorSize = 0x200
Reserved = 0x2
PreAlloc = 0x0
SectorsPerBlock = 1
NumBuffers = 200
BufMemType = 0x1000
MaxTransfer = 0x7FFFFFFF
Mask = 0xFFFFFFFF
Control =
Activate = 1

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Re: Formatting USB disk
Posted on 30-Mar-2019 14:27:11
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@Tuxedo

Noiw when I plug it in is shows:

DH3:Uninitialised

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Re: Formatting USB disk
Posted on 30-Mar-2019 14:46:17
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@sicky

I wonder if it has enough power. But if it shows up and stays there it should be fine.

Do you know what filesystem the drive is formatted with? Usually would be NTFS unless the drive is customised. And one of those Windows only jobs.

The designation of DH3 is strange. It should say USB3 or similar.

Also what OS4 version do you have? I don't recall what version had it but we got NTFS support somewhere along the way.

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Tuxedo 
Re: Formatting USB disk
Posted on 30-Mar-2019 16:25:09
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@sicky

weird it says DH3: instead of USB and maybe if its NTFS formatted was the reason...

Try to format FAT32

BTW I also tryed to connect a removable HDD to Pegasos2 without succes

Last edited by Tuxedo on 30-Mar-2019 at 04:26 PM.
Last edited by Tuxedo on 30-Mar-2019 at 04:25 PM.

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Re: Formatting USB disk
Posted on 30-Mar-2019 22:13:06
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@sicky

The big usb3 drives are formated for PCs these days, usually NTFS. They can be made to work with amigas by reformatting. Question is, do you want to share with a PC or just use on the amiga? Win 7-10 FAT formatting is limited to 32G drives now, there are apps that can do 2TB drives. Basicly you need to reformat on a PC. NTFS should work on both, but NTFS has a problem with big files on the amiga side & exfat drive won't mount on amigas. USB drives are slow, I would stick to smaller stick drives.

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