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I have a USB dockingstation (2 harddisks). I'd love to add these as unassigned device. Somehow does not seem to be possible? No disk shows up as unassigned device. I tried various disks (formatted NTFS and XFS), but nothing works.

 

Curious whether this is even possible? If so, what do I need to do? Attaching diagnostic log. Thanks!


Can drives be either XFS or NTFS? Can I plug in/out the disks or does it need to be connected when starting Unraid?

tower-diagnostics-20200410-1335.zip

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Before thinking of that I would worry about disk13 read errors:

 

Apr 10 01:12:29 Tower kernel: ata7.00: configured for UDMA/33
Apr 10 01:12:29 Tower kernel: ata7: EH complete
Apr 10 01:12:29 Tower kernel: ata7.00: exception Emask 0x50 SAct 0x8000000 SErr 0x4890800 action 0xe frozen
Apr 10 01:12:29 Tower kernel: ata7.00: irq_stat 0x0c400040, interface fatal error, connection status changed
Apr 10 01:12:29 Tower kernel: ata7: SError: { HostInt PHYRdyChg 10B8B LinkSeq DevExch }
Apr 10 01:12:29 Tower kernel: ata7.00: failed command: READ FPDMA QUEUED
Apr 10 01:12:29 Tower kernel: ata7.00: cmd 60/00:d8:90:37:3a/01:00:00:00:00/40 tag 27 ncq dma 131072 in
Apr 10 01:12:29 Tower kernel:         res 40/00:00:90:37:3a/00:00:00:00:00/40 Emask 0x50 (ATA bus error)
Apr 10 01:12:29 Tower kernel: ata7.00: status: { DRDY }
Apr 10 01:12:29 Tower kernel: ata7: hard resetting link
Apr 10 01:12:34 Tower kernel: ata7: link is slow to respond, please be patient (ready=0)
Apr 10 01:12:39 Tower kernel: ata7: COMRESET failed (errno=-16)
Apr 10 01:12:39 Tower kernel: ata7: hard resetting link
Apr 10 01:12:40 Tower kernel: ata7: SATA link up 1.5 Gbps (SStatus 113 SControl 310)
Apr 10 01:12:42 Tower kernel: ata7.00: configured for UDMA/33
Apr 10 01:12:42 Tower kernel: sd 7:0:0:0: [sdo] tag#27 UNKNOWN(0x2003) Result: hostbyte=0x00 driverbyte=0x08
Apr 10 01:12:42 Tower kernel: sd 7:0:0:0: [sdo] tag#27 Sense Key : 0x5 [current]
Apr 10 01:12:42 Tower kernel: sd 7:0:0:0: [sdo] tag#27 ASC=0x21 ASCQ=0x4
Apr 10 01:12:42 Tower kernel: sd 7:0:0:0: [sdo] tag#27 CDB: opcode=0x88 88 00 00 00 00 00 00 3a 37 90 00 00 01 00 00 00
Apr 10 01:12:42 Tower kernel: print_req_error: I/O error, dev sdo, sector 3815312
Apr 10 01:12:42 Tower kernel: md: disk13 read error, sector=3815248
Apr 10 01:12:42 Tower kernel: md: disk13 read error, sector=3815256
Apr 10 01:12:42 Tower kernel: md: disk13 read error, sector=3815264
Apr 10 01:12:42 Tower kernel: md: disk13 read error, sector=3815272
Apr 10 01:12:42 Tower kernel: md: disk13 read error, sector=3815280
Apr 10 01:12:42 Tower kernel: md: disk13 read error, sector=3815288
Apr 10 01:12:42 Tower kernel: md: disk13 read error, sector=3815296

 

Looks like a connection problem.

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My connection issue is the reason why I am looking for USB. I'd like to test something by shifting disks to USB. This will allow me to understand what's really happening. I keep having connection issues for many years and never found a sustainable solution.

 

Any thoughts why my USB disks are not showing up?

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Harder to find when the log is full with other issues, reboot and after array start connect the USB drive, then post new diags.

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Thanks. I removed disk 13 and rebuild the array (without parity). Now only 14 disks as I removed 2 for trouble-shooting. I plugged in the USB after starting the array (only one USB disk to keep things simple). I refreshed UD, but doesn't show up. Any thoughts? Thanks for your help!

tower-diagnostics-20200410-1751.zip

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There's a problem detecting the USB device even after multiple tries:

Apr 10 17:50:57 Tower kernel: usb 1-6: new high-speed USB device number 4 using xhci_hcd
Apr 10 17:51:03 Tower kernel: usb 1-6: unable to get BOS descriptor set
Apr 10 17:51:08 Tower kernel: usb 1-6: unable to read config index 0 descriptor/start: -110
Apr 10 17:51:08 Tower kernel: usb 1-6: can't read configurations, error -110
Apr 10 17:51:08 Tower kernel: usb 1-6: new high-speed USB device number 5 using xhci_hcd
Apr 10 17:51:14 Tower kernel: usb 1-6: unable to get BOS descriptor set
Apr 10 17:51:19 Tower kernel: usb 1-6: unable to read config index 0 descriptor/start: -110
Apr 10 17:51:19 Tower kernel: usb 1-6: can't read configurations, error -110
Apr 10 17:51:19 Tower kernel: usb usb1-port6: attempt power cycle
Apr 10 17:51:20 Tower kernel: usb 1-6: new high-speed USB device number 6 using xhci_hcd
Apr 10 17:51:25 Tower kernel: usb 1-6: unable to read config index 0 descriptor/all
Apr 10 17:51:25 Tower kernel: usb 1-6: can't read configurations, error -110
Apr 10 17:51:25 Tower kernel: usb 1-6: new high-speed USB device number 7 using xhci_hcd
Apr 10 17:51:31 Tower kernel: usb 1-6: unable to get BOS descriptor set
Apr 10 17:51:36 Tower kernel: usb 1-6: unable to read config index 0 descriptor/start: -110
Apr 10 17:51:36 Tower kernel: usb 1-6: can't read configurations, error -110
Apr 10 17:51:36 Tower kernel: usb usb1-port6: unable to enumerate USB device

 

Try a different port but it's likely some problem with the enclosure itself.

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Got it. It does work with my notebook, so the USB dock is per se not broken. It may not be compatible with Unraid / Linux though?

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