Not able to see 5th usb 3.0 disk, hangs

asked 2013-02-06 09:13:11 -0600

cj_cawley gravatar image

updated 2013-06-06 03:12:06 -0600


We are experimenting with adding really low cost USB 3.0 disks as iscsi into a vmware cluster. The 3.0TB WD drives are working fine for the first 4 disks. When I connect 5, it does not even boot. We have extra cards, etc.

Thanks Chris

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Hi chris,

This issue is probably better to be filed as a Bugzilla:

Once you have the bug created, just update the original question with the link to the bugzilla ticket so its easier to track.

cheers, ryanlerch

ryanlerch gravatar imageryanlerch ( 2013-02-07 09:31:04 -0600 )edit

Are these drives externally powered, or powered by the system bus? If the latter, 5x3TB drives surely use a lot of power, especially when spinning up. Even if they are externally powered, it might be worth trying a powered USB hub.

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2013-02-07 18:52:53 -0600 )edit