Keith C. Perry on 21 Dec 2015 07:53:18 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Raspberry Pi NAS question

Agreed.  When the ports are idle they tend to shut down.  My little security cam deployment (which I don't use anymore) used a USB cam and a USB network/bluetooth interface.  It would record 100% of the time no problem but the issue was the network interface timing out which would make it unavailable.  That's a bit of a problem if I'm away from home and I'm trying to remote it.

I suppose with the network issue, it would be easy enough to keep pinging something to keep the interface up so if you want to use this for a NAS you probably could write a little script that generates some drive activity every so often.

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From: "Rich Mingin (PLUG)" <>
To: "Philadelphia Linux User's Group Discussion List" <>
Sent: Monday, December 21, 2015 10:35:47 AM
Subject: Re: [PLUG] Raspberry Pi NAS question

FWIW, I think you're just running into the limitations of low cost tinkerer/enthusiast gear. The USB on my RPis are all slightly flaky as well, especially when long idle or worked very hard.

On Mon, Dec 21, 2015 at 10:31 AM, Adam Zion <> wrote:
My Raspberry Pi NAS has the habit of dropping its USB connections. Specifically, after some period of inactivity, I'll try to connect to the drive that I have mapped to the SAMBA share, and it shows empty. When I SSH to the NAS, it throws an input/output error when I try to ls the mount (/media/drive1 or /media/drive2- they're mirrored USB2 drives). A warm reboot restores the connection, but the problems always returns.

Any thoughts?


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