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RPI as external HDD

Thu Jun 25, 2015 8:59 pm

I've been tweaking RPI's here and there, now i want to transform an RPI into an external hard drive unit, which you can connect to your PC as an USB "external hard drive disk".

Something like this:

The RPI could have an external HDD connected via USB. The hard part here is to figure out a way of "delivering" a volume or partition by USB.

Is this feasible?

My easier alternative is, of course, configuring RPI as a NAS.

I appreciate any feedback, comments and suggestions

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Re: RPI as external HDD

Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:09 pm

No, the Pi USB can only act as a master, not a slave except for the A series, although it seems to be very hard and I've never tried it. Just setup the Pi as a NAS and make a pretty case for it. Much easier.
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