I can't find SSD


I have connected a SSD on the SATA port and power port

but i don’t see the SSD on bananapi M2 Ultra

ARMBIAN 5.75 stable Debian GNU/Linux 9 (stretch) 4.20.7-sunxi

What can be the problem?


(Igor) #2

It worked last time I did some testings … do you use proper power cable? Can you check polarity? Or perhaps PSU doesn’t provide enough power?

(Rob F) #3

From the pic, it looks like he is using the USB OTG port for power. I am guessing, as well that it isn’t providing enough Amps for everything. The barrel connector requires 5V/2A and works fine, powering the board, SATA and a USB HDD.


I’m using this


I’m using this on the USB OTG

(Igor) #6

Those boards are very very picky for powering. Numbers on cheap shit chargers tells nothing - most of them are not sufficient for powering (cables and connectors are usually the problem) while they are always good enough for charging phones …

Perhaps you need to power via barrel connector to power SATA drive … check schematics. mUSB powering is the worst possible method on the planet. If you want to know why, check up https://forum.armbian.com/forum/31-sd-card-and-psu-issues/