External HD with Media on Kodi

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  1. otpowell

    otpowell New Member

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    Hello all, I have a couple different questions. I have UDOO running the latest Kodiak Isengard release.

    I hooked an external hard drive full of movies and videos up to my UDOO running kodi, but the UDOO did not recognize the drive. Is there something or drivers I need to install for it to recognize the external WD 1TB drive?

    Also, if I wanted to put videos on the OS SD card, is there a special directory I should put the media in so that it's recognized by Kodi?

    What's the best OS for the UDOO to play videos and media on an external HD?


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  2. Andrea Rovai

    Andrea Rovai Well-Known Member

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    The reason is that SATA should be initialized in the uboot. Is there this feature in Kodi, @vpeter ?
     
  3. vpeter

    vpeter Active Member

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    I newer connected any sata drive directly to Udoo (because all drives are in use). Will pull one and see what is happening.

    On SD card you can put movies in any folder you want. Just need to make a "link" in Kodi to see this folder.
     
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  4. vpeter

    vpeter Active Member

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    My disk just works without anything special:
    Code:
    OpenELEC:~ # cat /etc/release
    imx6.arm-6.0.0
    
    OpenELEC:~ # dmesg | grep -i sata
    [    1.160495] ahci-imx 2200000.sata: fsl,transmit-level-mV not specified, using 00000024
    [    1.160503] ahci-imx 2200000.sata: fsl,transmit-boost-mdB not specified, using 00000480
    [    1.160510] ahci-imx 2200000.sata: fsl,transmit-atten-16ths not specified, using 00002000
    [    1.160516] ahci-imx 2200000.sata: fsl,receive-eq-mdB not specified, using 05000000
    [    1.163818] ahci-imx 2200000.sata: SSS flag set, parallel bus scan disabled
    [    1.163849] ahci-imx 2200000.sata: AHCI 0001.0300 32 slots 1 ports 3 Gbps 0x1 impl platform mode
    [    1.163862] ahci-imx 2200000.sata: flags: ncq sntf stag pm led clo only pmp pio slum part ccc apst
    [    1.167046] ata1: SATA max UDMA/133 mmio [mem 0x02200000-0x02203fff] port 0x100 irq 71
    [    1.652240] ata1: SATA link up 3.0 Gbps (SStatus 123 SControl 300)
    
    OpenELEC:~ # mount | grep sda
    /dev/sda4 on /var/media/sda4-ata-WDC_WD3200BEKT-0 type vfat (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,noatime,fmask=0133,dmask=0022,codepage=437,iocharset=ascii,shortname=mixed,utf8,errors=remount-ro)
    /dev/sda1 on /var/media/System Reserved type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_id=0,group_id=0,default_permissions,allow_other,blksize=4096)
    /dev/sda3 on /var/media/DISK-D type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_id=0,group_id=0,default_permissions,allow_other,blksize=4096)
    
    OpenELEC:~ # ll /media/sda4-ata-WDC_WD3200BEKT-0/
    total 12
    drwxr-xr-x    2 root     root          4096 Oct 30  2010 $RECYCLE.BIN
    drwxr-xr-x    4 root     root          4096 Jan  1  1970 .
    drwxr-xr-x    5 root     root           100 Jan  1  1970 ..
    drwxr-xr-x    2 root     root          4096 Aug 27 18:16 System Volume Information
    
    OpenELEC:/var/media/sda4-ata-WDC_WD3200BEKT-0 # date ; dd if=/dev/zero of=dummy
    bs=10M count=10; sync; date
    Tue Nov 17 17:46:16 UTC 2015
    10+0 records in
    10+0 records out
    104857600 bytes (100.0MB) copied, 1.089659 seconds, 91.8MB/s
    Tue Nov 17 17:46:19 UTC 2015
    
    OpenELEC:/var/media/sda4-ata-WDC_WD3200BEKT-0 # date ; dd if=/dev/zero of=dummy
    bs=10M count=100; sync; date
    Tue Nov 17 17:46:37 UTC 2015
    100+0 records in
    100+0 records out
    1048576000 bytes (1000.0MB) copied, 31.762140 seconds, 31.5MB/s
    Tue Nov 17 17:47:10 UTC 2015
    
    OpenELEC:/var/media/sda4-ata-WDC_WD3200BEKT-0 # date ; cp dummy dummy1 ; date
    Tue Nov 17 17:47:49 UTC 2015
    Tue Nov 17 17:48:38 UTC 2015
    
     
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  5. otpowell

    otpowell New Member

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    OK thank you guys. I know a bit more about how to see what's going on through ssh. Before I plugged it in and didn't see the drive and gave up. I'll try again and let you know if I run into any issues.


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  6. nayma

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    I use Kodi and I simply use a pendrive where I have the films I want to see. I go to videos->files
     

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