Problem with my external Hard Drive : "[sda] Spinning up disk..."


I am new to OSMC, and I am quite impressed with it, but I have some problem with my external HDD. When I plug it, it got stuck in the “[sda] Spinning up disk…” phase. I have to unplug it manually. The HDD works fine on Mac OS / Windows 7 / Linux as far as I can tell.

You can find the full log here, maybe I’m missing something :

I have run a sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade + reboot.

Thanks a lot for your help.

You need to put this in your config.ini (edit the file by hand or use myosmc addon

You’re awesome, thank you !

To clarify to anyone having the same problem, here’s what I did :

  • sudo vi /boot/config.txt
  • adding max_usb_current=1
  • reboot

Worked like a charm.