External usb drive not seen in /dev


I am brand new to using OSMC and a Raspberry Pi, however, in doing research I have accomplished a few things. However, I have an external USB Drive (Toshiba)
and when I do a lsusb command the item shows as Device 005.
However if I look in /dev there is Not sda, sdb, sdc, etc… found at all.
I really need to hook this up to show under the Media folder from what I understand.

All help in getting this resolved is appreciated.


It should be automounted in /media. How is the drive powered?

The system journal will probably give you the most helpful advice here.


I am having the same issue. OSMC detects the device but there is nothing in /dev/sd*
Any ideas why?

Bus 001 Device 006: ID 0411:01de BUFFALO INC. (formerly MelCo., Inc.) External Hard Drive HD-PCTU3 [Buffalo MiniStation]

[150663.063278] usb 1-1.3: new high-speed USB device number 6 using dwc_otg
[150663.164988] usb 1-1.3: New USB device found, idVendor=0411, idProduct=01de
[150663.165024] usb 1-1.3: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[150663.165041] usb 1-1.3: Product: HD-PCTU3
[150663.165056] usb 1-1.3: Manufacturer: BUFFALO
[150663.165072] usb 1-1.3: SerialNumber: B190200010
[150663.166497] usb-storage 1-1.3:1.0: USB Mass Storage device detected
[150663.178958] scsi host0: usb-storage 1-1.3:1.0
[150663.268811] usbcore: registered new interface driver uas
[150685.073064] usb 1-1.3: reset high-speed USB device number 6 using dwc_otg

Seeing the drive in lsusb doesn’t mean it is available.
Do you power the hard drive externally or if not do you have max_usb_current=1 setting in config.txt and a super powerful power supply on your device?

Adding max_usb_current=1 to the config.txt made rpi mount the external disk. but I think it is not able to sustain it. I get a lot of i/o errors. I am currently using a 2A power supply.

In that case, sounds like you need a powered USB hub because the pi is still not able to provide enough power for your drive.