Raspberry Pi enthusiasts looking for a way to add additional USB storage to their Raspberry Pi Zero W mini PC may be interested in a new tutorial and quick guide which has been created by Alex Ellis.
The tutorial shows you how to easily attach Raspberry Pi USB storage project such as a timelapse rig with your RPi camera, use Docker on the Raspberry Pi, setup a local S3 object storage server with Minio or build a Network Attached Storage (NAS).
Alex explains more about the project.
It’s likely that at some point you will need to plug in a USB hard drive or a USB pen-drive for extra storage, remote backups, for your Docker images or as part of a Network Attached Storage server.
For most USB hard drives you will need a power supply (PSU) capable of supplying at least 2.5A @ 5V, for some drives you may need even more power than this. This may mean that your setup will need one PSU for the Raspberry Pi and an additional one per hard drive you add.
The best option for most people will be to use the default settings Raspbian – the official Operating System from the Raspberry Pi Foundation. So we will be formatting our drive with the EXT4 filesystem and using a unique label so that we can use multiple devices at the same time.
Jump over to the official Alex Ellis website via the link below for full details and all code you would need to enter as well as a list of all the components you are required to complete the job.
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