So, I’m having this weird issue with a SSD not auto-mounting, that I need some help with.
I have an SSD using exFAT, that had previously been connected to my Raspberry Pi 3 through an USB-to-SATA converter, where everything is working fine. Since the SSD was to be permanently attached, i purchased an AUKEY USB enclosure, to install it in (Amazon link!).
When I connect the new enclosure with SSD, the disk does not automount and does not appear under /media. The device is showing up in
dmesg, and I am able to mount it manually, and access the files on the disk. If i run
fdisk -l, the SSD is also present:
Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type /dev/sda1 2048 250066943 250064896 119.2G 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
I have tried rebooting several times, plugging the SSD in after startup, leaving it in while in startup, changing USB-port etc., but nothing seems to make any difference. I have even made a completely fresh install of OSMC on a spare SD-card, to rule out any problems with my usual setup (LIRC, SMB-shares, etc.).
I have another USB device attached as well (Sandisk Cruzer Fit 16 GB that stores images), and this device is being disconnected and reconnected, every time i connect the enclosure with the SSD. This is not happening, if I’m using the old USB-SATA connector. Note that the automounting-issue I have with the USB enclosure is happening, even when it is the only device connected.
So, I have a strong hunch that the enclosure is the culprit here, but I dont know why or how to fix it. Since I am able to mount the disk manually (when installed in the enclosure), I dont suspect that the unit is faulty. The enclosure is also working without problems on my Windows PC. I don’t suspect a power issue either, since the Raspberry Pi does not reboot or freeze, and because the disk is showing up fine in
/dev and can be mounted manually.
Debug logs are attached here.
The logs show a bootup where the enclosure is not connected to the Rpi, but is being connected after startup. I have tried following the “How to submit a useful support request”-topic, but please let me know if I have missed anything
Thanks in advance; any help is greatly appreciated