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External USB Drive Limit
11-20-2009, 05:35 PM
Post: #1
External USB Drive Limit
Does anyone know if there's an external USB drive limit? I currently have four drives but only three will register. Each enclosure houses two hard drives. I get an error message when I try to mount the fourth drive. I know the NMT's are Linux based. Is there some way the player could mount more than 3 drive letters or as that a limitation??
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11-20-2009, 05:45 PM
Post: #2
RE: External USB Drive Limit
Some one else mentioned the exact same problem. They could only see 3 drives. Strange.

Some have 8 or more USB drives connected and no problems. I wonder if it is related to the chip being used in the external case?

C-200, A-110 both playing from a DIY Linux Raid 5 server.

Remuxes, Captures and Transcodes done on a desktop running;
Win7, Intel i7 hexacore processor with 24 GB ram, WD VR OS drive and a WD Black 2 TB data drive.
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11-20-2009, 05:50 PM
Post: #3
RE: External USB Drive Limit
Yeah, I know. That was a selling point for me. I know this thing is way more sophisticated than the WDTV. I know this because I used to own one and it was crap. That's my biggest concern right now. I back up full blu-rays. Well, only the movie. You can go through hard drives pretty quick that way.
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11-20-2009, 05:53 PM
Post: #4
RE: External USB Drive Limit
(11-20-2009 05:35 PM)donlon79 Wrote:  Does anyone know if there's an external USB drive limit? I currently have four drives but only three will register. Each enclosure houses two hard drives. I get an error message when I try to mount the fourth drive. I know the NMT's are Linux based. Is there some way the player could mount more than 3 drive letters or as that a limitation??

So you have 2 enclosures with each holding 2 drives and one doesn't register.

Does it register if only that enclosure is attached?

I have 10 drives on permanently in 2 ports using 2 8-port USB hubs, I have tested 16 and used HUB on HUB daisychain.


PCH-A100/A210/C200/A400 500GB EXT3 HDD<-->HDMIv1.3<-->Onkyo TX-NR1010<-->HDMIv1.3<-->Panasonic TX-P46S10 + 6 Bowers & Wilkins speakers.
10 NTFS 2TB USB drives on 3 hubs attached to the A400, 2 Seagate blackarmour NAS 3TB, 2 Seagate Central NAS 4TB.


The inability to setup and configure the NMT should not be disguised as a defect of the box...
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11-20-2009, 06:07 PM (This post was last modified: 11-20-2009 06:16 PM by donlon79.)
Post: #5
RE: External USB Drive Limit
WOWZER!! Wouldn't have anything to do with them being NTFS partitions, would it?? I notice yours are EXT3 partitions.
Oh! Didn't answer your question. It will only see 3 drives regardless. I've removed one from each, leaving only three, to see if that made a difference.
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11-20-2009, 08:56 PM
Post: #6
RE: External USB Drive Limit
NTFS should not be a limitation for the amount of partitions or drives..


PCH-A100/A210/C200/A400 500GB EXT3 HDD<-->HDMIv1.3<-->Onkyo TX-NR1010<-->HDMIv1.3<-->Panasonic TX-P46S10 + 6 Bowers & Wilkins speakers.
10 NTFS 2TB USB drives on 3 hubs attached to the A400, 2 Seagate blackarmour NAS 3TB, 2 Seagate Central NAS 4TB.


The inability to setup and configure the NMT should not be disguised as a defect of the box...
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11-21-2009, 03:14 AM
Post: #7
RE: External USB Drive Limit
There's one other thing I forgot to mention. I'm using the eGreat M34a. Not sure if that makes a difference or not.
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11-21-2009, 07:02 AM
Post: #8
RE: External USB Drive Limit
(11-21-2009 03:14 AM)donlon79 Wrote:  There's one other thing I forgot to mention. I'm using the eGreat M34a. Not sure if that makes a difference or not.

makes no difference....


what enclosures and drives are you using?


PCH-A100/A210/C200/A400 500GB EXT3 HDD<-->HDMIv1.3<-->Onkyo TX-NR1010<-->HDMIv1.3<-->Panasonic TX-P46S10 + 6 Bowers & Wilkins speakers.
10 NTFS 2TB USB drives on 3 hubs attached to the A400, 2 Seagate blackarmour NAS 3TB, 2 Seagate Central NAS 4TB.


The inability to setup and configure the NMT should not be disguised as a defect of the box...
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11-21-2009, 10:15 AM
Post: #9
RE: External USB Drive Limit
I saw the other post about this. I'm using that same Rosewill case the other person mentioned. Well, I have two of them. Not really sure what's going on with this thing.
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11-21-2009, 03:48 PM
Post: #10
RE: External USB Drive Limit
R2-JBOD?

just checked the manual... any chance you have the JBOD switch set the wrong way in one of them?
JBOD switch will make 2 drives look like one to the outside...

take a good look at the manual again...


PCH-A100/A210/C200/A400 500GB EXT3 HDD<-->HDMIv1.3<-->Onkyo TX-NR1010<-->HDMIv1.3<-->Panasonic TX-P46S10 + 6 Bowers & Wilkins speakers.
10 NTFS 2TB USB drives on 3 hubs attached to the A400, 2 Seagate blackarmour NAS 3TB, 2 Seagate Central NAS 4TB.


The inability to setup and configure the NMT should not be disguised as a defect of the box...
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11-21-2009, 06:45 PM
Post: #11
RE: External USB Drive Limit
That was actually one of the first things I checked. It's strange because I could remove one drive from either case and the player will read them all. Once I put any one back in, regardless of the enclosure, it gives me that request cannot be processed error.
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11-30-2009, 01:55 PM
Post: #12
RE: External USB Drive Limit
Hi,

I have the same kind of problem.
I just received my C200, it does not recognize all the drives.
I have 4 drives in nexstar 3i enclosures, if I reboot the C200 recognizes
2 drives and make USB mount failed for the two others.
Now if I disconnect and reconnect the USB cable it works.
The day after it is not working anymore.
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