No disks showed up in file system and RAID

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    • No disks showed up in file system and RAID

      I have installed openmediavault on RaspberryPi3 and it is all ok. The only one thing that doesn't work is the showing up of disks in file system and RAID. I see devices in DISKS but when I tray to make (on them) new file system the window-menu doesn't show disks (there isn't anythink)! Same thing if I tray to manage RAID (also in this case in the window-menu there isn't anythink). I am using two 2,5 hdd connected to the raspberry via USB and externally powered. Is there a solution for this problem :cursing: ? Stefano.
    • moduloh305 wrote:

      Is there a solution for this problem
      Yes, throw the RPi in the bin, get a host with real SATA ports and connect the HDDs to these SATA ports after you pulled them out of their enclosures.

      Playing RAID is almost always wrong and doing this with USB storage is outright insane. That's why USB connected disks won't show up in the RAID UI to prevent users from building arrays that will fail anyway.
    • tkaiser wrote:

      moduloh305 wrote:

      Is there a solution for this problem
      Yes, throw the RPi in the bin, get a host with real SATA ports and connect the HDDs to these SATA ports after you pulled them out of their enclosures.
      Playing RAID is almost always wrong and doing this with USB storage is outright insane. That's why USB connected disks won't show up in the RAID UI to prevent users from building arrays that will fail anyway.
      So, If I have well-understand, to use a raspberry I can buy a pi sata controller to solve the problem. Is it correct?
    • moduloh305 wrote:

      to use a raspberry I can buy a pi sata controller to solve the problem. Is it correct?
      No. The Raspberry Pi is simply the definition of 'worst storage/NAS setup possible' since only equipped with one quirky USB2 host connector. Everything is USB here. You need to replace this unreliable piece of hardware to get in a position where RAID starts to make some sense (and even then usually it doesn't make any sense in home/SOHO installations).