Reply To: Roms on External Hard Drive

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Apologies for my ignorance, but how would I go about formatting a usb hdd to ext4, can it be done through the raspberry pi 2 terminal? Once the drive is ext4, what would be the procedure for copying roms onto the drive using windows 7.

I used a GParted live cd to boot from, then formatted the drive with that. It gives you every option under the sun.

http://gparted.org/download.php

Once you have it formatted, windows can read/write to it as well.

Also, if I changed the usb port max voltage or used a powered usb hub, would that be sufficient for a non-powered usb hdd?

thanks again!

I don’t know. I’ve considered modding one of my pis to try to increase the voltage to the usb ports, but haven’t gone through with it.

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