USB HDD and Android TV
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I've had my Rock64 4GB board about a week.  My primary use will be as an android TV box.  My problem is that my USB hard drive doesn't work when attached to any USB port.  

The drive is a western digital 3TB USB2.0 drive, model WDBAAU0030HBK.  It is externally powered and formatted in NTFS, so it shows up as 2TB.  
When I try to access it in ES explorer it says "Operation Failed".  It does not show up when I try to access it through VLC.  The drive works when attached to my windows PC, my smart TV and my Roku. 

I am using Android TV Image "android-7.1-rock-64-rock64_atv-v0.3.13-r115-raw.img.gz"

Any suggestions are welcome, as this is one of the main reasons I bought the board, to play videos from my USB HD on my smart TV through the Rock64
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(02-15-2018, 07:38 PM)JeffsNetflixPassword Wrote: I've had my Rock64 4GB board about a week.  My primary use will be as an android TV box.  My problem is that my USB hard drive doesn't work when attached to any USB port.  

The drive is a western digital 3TB USB2.0 drive, model WDBAAU0030HBK.  It is externally powered and formatted in NTFS, so it shows up as 2TB.  
When I try to access it in ES explorer it says "Operation Failed".  It does not show up when I try to access it through VLC.  The drive works when attached to my windows PC, my smart TV and my Roku. 

I am using Android TV Image "android-7.1-rock-64-rock64_atv-v0.3.13-r115-raw.img.gz"

Any suggestions are welcome, as this is one of the main reasons I bought the board, to play videos from my USB HD on my smart TV through the Rock64

I had the same problem with a 2TB usb3 hdd, worked fine attached to my laptop but refused to work when plugged in to the r64, I switched it to a different USB enclosure and it worked just fine.

I'm not sure, performance wise, that NTFS is the best option. With USB booting now working, it's simpler to just flash a sdcard image to the hdd and boot from it.
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I should add, I'm booting from EMMC, 16GB. I have a 32GB usb thumb drive that works fine. Yesterday the r64 did recognize the 2TB drive in ES explorer and I watched some videos just fine. Today it refuses to recognize it again. The drive is all one unit, the case is integral, so I can't change cases. There has to be a solution to this. Thanks
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