Using SSD Intenso or other HDD on Recalbox



  • Just a small add to this guide
    Use an external usb storage device on recalbox (EN)

    What was disturbing me, that it seemed to be necessary to unplug the USB drive every time when new roms are to add.
    For me, a lot of screws, so impracticable. There is a more simple way. In general you can access your recalbox files best with FILEZILLA, even the root files. And also transfer all game datas and other up or down.

    To find your external USB Harddisk with Filezilla, very simple. You just go to the root directory, after to \media . You will mostly find the drive under next \usb0 or other, its dynamic.
    Under one of the USB-Subdirectories you will find your shared bios, roms and can directly access your harddrive over network, and feed with new games.


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    @Dragu if you did follow the procedure, ypur hdd is the filesystem that will be shown in \\recalbox\share in network places. You do not need any filezilla or whatever else, just access ypur recalbox through network as usual !



  • @Substring
    Yes, concerning \recalbox\share this is right. But with Filezilla I have access to the root. \media\usb0 is on lower level as the \recalbox\share directory.
    It's an sftp://root connection.
    But still some things that I do not understand with 4.1. If I choose to use HDD to stock my roms, I was thinking that I could delete the rom datas from the SD Card. If I do this, he will also delete the same roms from my HDD (or SSD). And they are not working anymore. There is some sort of synchronisation that I still cannot understand. It seems as if the rom datas are always used from \recalbox\share on the SD Card, and HDD serving for some sort of backup. Very strange (for me) :)


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    @Dragu that's what linux calls "mount points" : /recalbox/share can plint to sd or to hdd. By default it's the sd but we can say "hey, below /recalbox/share, it's the hdd, not the sd card anymore".

    You can't access the sd /recalbox/share once the hdd is set as the share device unless you know good linux



  • @Substring
    Thanks, I begin to understand. \media\usb0 and \recalbox\share are the same physical area after switching from internal to external. Everything ok. Some more knowledge from Linux needed on my side.
    I switched back to internal, deleted \recalbox\share from SD Card alone this time, and switched back to external and now I am convinced :)
    I suppose that in future versions some datas other as roms and bios in the share directory would perhaps needed to be updated on external HDD.


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    @Dragu said in Using SSD Intenso or other HDD on Recalbox:

    I suppose that in future versions some datas other as roms and bios in the share directory would perhaps needed to be updated on external HDD.

    No plans yet for anything particular



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