Cankle
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Extra Storage

Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:21 pm

I am pretty new to the Raspberry pi but I would like to use an SD card for the operating system, then use an external hard drive for storing movies, etc. Is it possible to do this?

Thanks!

rhubarbdog
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Re: Extra Storage

Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:34 am

Yes. I'd consider one with it's own power supply or wire it through a powered usb hub and plug the hub into your raspberry pi .

The last thing you want is a disk to cause a loss of power and therefore data

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Imperf3kt
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Re: Extra Storage

Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:32 am

Cankle wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:21 pm
I am pretty new to the Raspberry pi but I would like to use an SD card for the operating system, then use an external hard drive for storing movies, etc. Is it possible to do this?

Thanks!
Yes, its possible and in fact highly recommended over storing files on the microSD card
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