GL-B1300 - Seagate External HDD

I am trying to use my External HDD on my new GL-B1300 for filesharing, however it doesn’t seem to be working. My router works with small usb drives but not this one.

My external HDD does work with my GL-MT300N-V2 however, so I’m not sure why it isn’t working with the GL-B1300.

Here are the system logs.

Fri May 29 23:42:40 2020 kern.warn kernel: [  670.451835] hif_disable: Xhif_napi_destroy: NAPI 6 destroyed
Fri May 29 23:42:40 2020 kern.warn kernel: [  670.457343] hif_napi_destroy: no NAPI instances. Zapped.ath_sysfs_diag_fini: diag_fsattr 
Fri May 29 23:43:00 2020 kern.info kernel: [  690.580126] usb 2-1: USB disconnect, device number 2
Fri May 29 23:43:04 2020 kern.info kernel: [  694.548695] usb 2-1: new SuperSpeed USB device number 3 using xhci-hcd
Fri May 29 23:52:15 2020 daemon.info hostapd: ath1: STA 04:d3:b0:4d:3f:73 WPA: group key handshake completed (RSN)
Fri May 29 23:54:10 2020 kern.info kernel: [ 1360.425011] usb 2-1: USB disconnect, device number 3
Fri May 29 23:54:12 2020 kern.info kernel: [ 1362.798588] usb 2-1: new SuperSpeed USB device number 4 using xhci-hcd
Sat May 30 00:02:15 2020 daemon.info hostapd: ath1: STA 04:d3:b0:4d:3f:73 WPA: group key handshake completed (RSN)
Sat May 30 00:03:21 2020 daemon.info hostapd: ath1: STA 58:2f:40:14:3f:1e IEEE 802.11: associated
Sat May 30 00:03:21 2020 daemon.info hostapd: ath1: STA 58:2f:40:14:3f:1e RADIUS: starting accounting session 6240ECF22480A67A
Sat May 30 00:03:21 2020 daemon.info hostapd: ath1: STA 58:2f:40:14:3f:1e WPA: pairwise key handshake completed (RSN)
Sat May 30 00:03:25 2020 daemon.info dnsmasq-dhcp[2285]: DHCPDISCOVER(br-lan) 58:2f:40:14:3f:1e

Are you powering the USB Drive with an external power soure? Could be you’re “overloading” the B1300 USB port power.

No I’m not, but it worked on my little mango router fine. Is there a way to check for certain this is the issue before I got out and buy a powered usb hub?

Can the router find /dev/sda etc

Thanks for the help, I’m a complete amateur at this please can you guide me on how I check that.

Can you pls ssh to the router as https://docs.gl-inet.com/en/3/app/ssh/

and use the following command to get output

dmesg
ls /dev/

Thank you for the support guys.

Here;s the log from ssh: https://pastebin.com/yJT7U6Ri

It did get the message at the end

root@GL-B1300:~# de[J/dev/sda
-ash: /dev/sda: not found

can you please type the command correctly?

Please can you clarify what I did incorrectly. the command you said was formatted as 2 lines so I wasn’t sure what to do

First paste this:

dmesg

press enter, then the next:

ls /dev/

and press enter.

Thanks, here:

Does your HDD has a separate power supply? If yes can you pls use and try. Seems that the router does not support enough power.

No it doesn’t have an external power supply, I have ordered this cable that splits data/power. Think it should work?

I think it should work. Pls try and let me know.

Using that wire but still no luck

I have a GL-MT300N-V2 as well and it works perfectly on that…

OK. Understood. Will get a HDD and try.

Did you have any luck? I’m stuck right now.

Did you try with 2.5’’ or 3.5’’ HDD? I am thinking to use 2.5’’ SSD with SATA to USB adapter.

I’m trying to use a 2.5" HDD, SSD uses less power so I don’t think you’ll need any additional power, but may be wrong.