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    Music on USB HDD not scanning on pCP

    I have built a few RPi and matched them with USB HDD - running both LMS and as a player - all OK.

    But I started to help someone else, and I am having an issue with the USB HDD failing to be scanned by LMS.

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    I set up the LMS and point it to the Mounted Music of the USB HDD (and it sees it), but the scan shows 0 artists/songs etc and when I browse in LMS to the MNT again - it has disappeared.

    Any suggestions? I have already changed from a Toshiba HDD to WD. Tried pCP v5. I do suspect the PSU but I only have a MeanWell one to try it against, and it means taking apart a working system.

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    RPi 3+ running pCP v4.1.0

    PSU (non RPI - but it is 2.5A)

    Memory Card (128Gb)

    The last 2 items were not what I asked them to order :-(

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    Is the USB disk running off its own power - or are you powering it from the RPi USB?
    If RPi USB then that might be the issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Webster View Post
    Is the USB disk running off its own power - or are you powering it from the RPi USB?
    If RPi USB then that might be the issue.
    Agree.

    Try using a USB stick with a few albums on it. If that scans Ok, then as Paul suggests the USB HDD probably needs it's own power supply.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Webster View Post
    Is the USB disk running off its own power - or are you powering it from the RPi USB?
    If RPi USB then that might be the issue.
    It's powered through the USB port :-
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/WD-Elements...mputers&sr=1-3

    I have also tried a memory stick with 5Gb of music loaded, and it too fails to scan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kidstypike View Post
    Agree.

    Try using a USB stick with a few albums on it. If that scans Ok, then as Paul suggests the USB HDD probably needs it's own power supply.
    So I need to purchase a powered USB Hub then? All the other systems I put together (using RPi PSU / Meanwell PSU & recommended SD Card) are all running fine.

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    Check the filesystem on the USB drive ... you might have to load additional support in pCP.
    https://www.picoreplayer.org/how_to_add_usb_hdd.shtml

    I suggest that you try with the USB stick first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wl1 View Post
    So I need to purchase a powered USB Hub then? All the other systems I put together (using RPi PSU / Meanwell PSU & recommended SD Card) are all running fine.
    Not sure now, I used one of those HDDs for a while without problem attached directly to the pi (no HUB) 2.5amp Pi power supply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Webster View Post
    Check the filesystem on the USB drive ... you might have to load additional support in pCP.
    https://www.picoreplayer.org/how_to_add_usb_hdd.shtml

    I suggest that you try with the USB stick first.
    Thanks for all replies so far...

    The post #1 shows I did install additional file support, from which I rebooted pCP and then was able to Mount the drive. Your link has extra steps - and I am prepared to wipe the USB HDD and follow those and retry later....

    I just don't recall doing these steps when running a USB (powered from RPi) HDD before.

    I think I will order a RPi PSU and SD Card just to rule out the only other differences between the troublesome unit and what I have done a few times before. It won't do any harm.

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    Perhaps a permissions problem.
    Try a search for NTFS permissions and pCP (sorry ... am chasing down something else)
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    Definitely a permissions issue. Newer versions of pCP do handle it a bit better.
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