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I have no idea what that means. What, exactly, did you do to put Raspbian on the SSD?
Adding anything to a non-booting USB drive will have no effect (the system can't read configuration files if it can't boot). You must make those changes from an SD card (once the OTP bit is programmed, it's permanent, so the card and setting is no longer needed).
The green LED indicates SD card activity, not USB drive activity.
This might be the issue, I extracted the .img first before using Etcher. I'll reformat and start over, hopefully that works. I've also linked an image for the SSD reader, waiting for mod approval.
Almost, but not quite... You can set the OTP bit for USB MSD booting on a Pi2Bv1.2 as it uses the same SoC as the Pi3B. Then there are the Cm3L and CM3L+...
On the Pi3B you have to set the OTP bit yourself. On the Pi3B+, it's set at the factory.If yours is a 3B/3B+, then you should be able to just image the disk with Raspbian, attach it & boot, however, it can depend on the adapter in use. (I had to set mine to wait 9000ms before it would boot.)
It would only be an issue if you used an older zip utility which doesn't support the newer ZIP64 format, which should have resulted in errors while unzipping. So it's probably your USB-SATA adapter, which is not an uncommon problem. The Pi boot-loader is small and simple out of necessity (limited room for code on the SoC), so it's not compatible with all USB mass storage devices. It has been difficult for some to find the right combination of SSD and USB-SATA adapter (I've been a bit luckier as I have a few different adapters and enclosures that work for me).
The max power option went away some time ago. 1.2A is now standard for Pi2B onwards.
W. H. Heydt wrote: ↑Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:38 amThe max power option went away some time ago. 1.2A is now standard for Pi2B onwards.
The best one I have found was the older ELUTENG USB 3.0 to SATA III adapter cable (with a black SATA connector). I tested that one with loads of different drives (both SSD and HDD) and I have yet to find a drive that doesn't work. Unfortunately that one was replaced by a newer model that doesn't work as well (avoid the one with the blue SATA connector). However, I did find a seller named TNP who seems to have the same product (for the moment). I ordered one of those, and as far as I can tell it's identical to my ELUTENG adapters (minus ELUTENG branding).
Not sure about the 2B v1.2 (don't have one) but the 1.1 definitely starts at 600mA and only outputs 1.2A after the firmware loads, which can be problematic if you're trying to boot from a power hungry USB drive (using a bootcode.bin-only card).
The ELUTENG/TNP adapter is only USB powered, and works great on a 3B/3B+ (with the official Raspberry Pi Universal Power Supply). I've booted from hard drives with a 1A power rating. Powered could help with older models.
Unfortunately I may not be able to verify the functional adaptability of that adapter as I am (just like you and most of us here in the forum are) just a hobbyist and not a "beta tester [paid or unpaid]". I buy for my own use and so far been at the good end of the draw.