USB Drive Addresses

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USB Drive Addresses
USB Drive Addresses
2017-08-31 06:47:49
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Three USB drives are connected to a TP-Link Archer D7 via a hub: "Drive 1", "Drive 2" and "Drive 3".

If I boot the D7, it might share the drives like this:
"Drive 1" as volume(sda1)
"Drive 2" as volume(sdb1) and
"Drive 3" as volume(sdc1).

If I then reboot the D7,
"Drive 3" might then be shared as volume(sda1),
"Drive 1" as volume(sdb1) and
"Drive 2" as volume(sdc1).

Is there any way to prevent this bouncing around of drive addresses?
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Re:USB Drive Addresses
2017-08-31 14:03:26
What if connect 2 drives to the modem? Could you post a screenshot which display the change of drive addresses?
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Re:USB Drive Addresses
2017-09-01 07:18:01








As you can see, the drives have changed addresses between reboots.
As to investigating what happens if drives are connected directly to the D7 rather than via a hub, as I can't connect three drives that way it can't provide a solution.
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Re:USB Drive Addresses
2017-09-01 16:39:53
The volume name changes but what influence does it have for you to access the drive?
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Re:USB Drive Addresses
2017-09-01 22:19:25
The names are part of the network addresses, for example: SMB://Archer_D7/volume(sda1)/music. So when the name of a volume changes (from sda1 to sdb1, for example) addresses become invalid.
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Re:USB Drive Addresses
2020-09-01 10:51:22 - last edited 2020-09-01 10:51:40

 

Crike_Jr wrote

The names are part of the network addresses, for example: SMB://Archer_D7/volume(sda1)/music. So when the name of a volume changes (from sda1 to sdb1, for example) addresses become invalid.

Because a D7 has only two USB ports, you need to use an external hub if you want to connect more drives. Unfortunately, the addresses of those drives then change between boots. See thread above.

 

Is there any way to lock the addresses of a USB drive, which is connected to a D7 through a hub?

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Re:USB Drive Addresses
2020-09-10 03:17:43

@Crike_Jr 

Good day.

Sorry for the delay.

I did a test on my side and there was no way to lock the addresses of a USB drive.

Let me check with the senior engineers to see if there is any workaround.

Thank you very much for your cooperation and support.

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Re:USB Drive Addresses
2020-09-11 09:06:56

@Sunshine I'm looking forward to your reply. Thank you.

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Re:USB Drive Addresses
2020-11-05 08:55:19

Yes your problem is exactly the same as mine.

And I see you have not had a final answer to your question ?

Your last post was:

@Sunshine I'm looking forward to your reply. Thank you.

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Re:USB Drive Addresses
2020-11-05 20:58:29
IIRC it's an issue which can't be resolved without TP-Link writing new firmware. In the end I just used a small PC with minimal energy consumption as a media server and left it at that.
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