Discussion in 'NEO U1' started by sidhu, Jun 12, 2016.
Do you have the drives in NTFS or another format?
Yes I have them all in NTFS format( because EXFAT limits your file size to 3GB and some of my files are 20GB- 32GB) The one thing I noticed when using multiple drives is KODI uses udisk0 for whatever drive it reads first so I always plug my 5TB drive in first and let the u1 read it so it doesnt mess up my libary order in KODI.
Strange, according to Wikipedia (I'm still not 'old' enough to post links, here was a link to the Wikipedia page ) the max file size should be the same as NTFS and HFS+, so well more than 3GB!? Can anyone confirm?
This doesn't make it very easy if you have to plug- and unplug every time. The option for the HDD plugged in my modem becomes more appealing now. But thanks for sharing! Good to know that it should work.
I keep the 5TB pluged in all the time so that way my KODI will stay intact. I just meant when using multiple drives I wait until the u1 reads my 6TB then I plug the other drive in. Sorry if I was confusing you.
Thanks for clarifying!
Where do you got this info? Maybe have a look at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ExFAT ...
My mistake, I was thinking about the FAT32. Thanks for the correction
I have same problems with 4TB ExFAT
I'm going for the option to connect the HDD behind my Apple AirPort Extreme router. Seems like the minix isn't to stable with big hard drives. Maybe what the FAQ's says that HDD's are supported up to 2,5TB (See the official Minix website Support page) is more true and that bigger sizes don't always work, but sometimes do.
With the HDD behind my router I can format it in HFS+ and easily copy files to it trough my network. So I'm not going to try exFAT, but going straight for HFS+ option.
To bad we can't figure out why en when this happens with large HDD's.
This is exactly how I do things with my 6 TB NAS drive. I then input the shared drive (Movies; TV Shows; Music and Various) to Minix (using Kodi). Works a treat.
I just received my new Minix Neo U1 today and I'm unable to get my external hard drives to work on it.
I have a seagate 3tb, wd 4tb, seagate 500gb, flash drives (all are exFAT) which none of them are being recognized on the U1.
I use a Macbook pro
When I plug the EHD into the U1 sometimes it pops up in file browser as udisk0 > part0 folder with nothing in it then it will disappear. I've also tried going Kodi > file manager > browse > root > mnt with no luck, I've also tried going into the external hard drive section in Kodi with no luck.
Is this purely a problem just from plugging my hard drives into a MBP as I've read in another post.
Or can this be fixed?
firmware version of U1 please?
Thanks for getting back so quick
Current firmware version is: LMY47V.20160816 (saying it's up to date)
I reformatted my flash drive to NTFS and it recognizes it but not all the time
Haven't tried with the 3&4TB HD's yet
Would reverting back to a earlier firmware fix the problem?
My simple logical thinking? --> Bad physical contact, try to pull out a little after you fully plugged into the USB port.
Because it doesn't make sense that "it recognizes sometimes and sometimes don't",
if it's a file system compatibility issue, then it should be "always not being recognized".
3TB/4TB drives, I assumed they are powered by external power adapter.
Yes the 3tb/4tb drives are powered by an external power adapter
The flash drive seems to be working all the time now, it just changes name (USB1029, udisk0, sdcard) every time I unmount.
Does this mean I have to reformat all my HD's to NTFS?
Is there possibly an easier way to view everything on my HD's without reformatting and transferring everything back over?
Do you have to have your HD's format as NTFS?
There seems to be more problems with exFAT at big HDD's http://www.minixforum.com/threads/minix-neo-u1-with-6tb-hdd-problem.14395/
The U1 can support other formats but NTFS is the easiest most problem free format to use.
I'm also using a Seagate 5TB external drive NTFS format with absolutely no problems.
I still can't get this to work.
As soon as I turn off the U1 it won't recognize the HD properly, it just appears as USB0011 with nothing in the folder.
The only time I can get it to work is when I reformat it to NTFS then don't turn off the media player.
Anyone able to help?
This is quite annoying
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