Author Topic: External USB connected to a Linkstation HD-H250LAN Not showing  (Read 2048 times)

bdc1989

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   I have had this Linkstation for a few years.  Just connected an external hard drive but cannot seem to be able to "see" it.  I enabled the USB in the USB setup and when I click USB details it identifies the drive, but it does not show up as a folder and the backup functions do not work.  I am running Vista business.  Any suggestions?  Thanks in adance.

Jason

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Re: External USB connected to a Linkstation HD-H250LAN Not showing
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2009, 07:13:14 am »
The drive needs to be in FAT32 to function as a backup target, or EXT3 to be backed up to or be a network share.

bdc1989

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Re: External USB connected to a Linkstation HD-H250LAN Not showing
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2009, 12:08:43 pm »
   

That worked great, although getting the drive reformatted in FAT32 was a bit of a chore. 

 

I reformatted through the Linkstation and can see and save to the drive.  

 

Thanks!