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May 6, 2011 9:03 PM Subscribe
Buffalo router is not recognizing an external USB hard drive.
posted by Diskeater to technology (3 answers total)
I have a Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH and a 1.5 TB Western Digital Elements Desktop external USB hard drive. No matter what I try, the router does not recognize the USB HDD at all.
However, the router has no problem recognizing and mounting any flash drive I can throw at it.
I've formatted the hard drive using FAT, FAT32, EXT2, EXT3, and XFS. I've broken up the drive into small (less than 10 gigs) partitions with all of those file systems and that did not work. The hard drive has no issues being recognized by three separate computers running Windows 7 / Windows XP.
The router is currently running DD-WRT v24-sp2 (08/07/10) std - build 14896. I've flashed the router with other versions of DD-WRT as well as the stock firmware with no luck.
Lastly, I've tried every single combo of turning the router off / on while the HDD is off / on with the USB cord plugged/unplugged.