m.2 extension – Tips for formatting the new ssd

If you are using the new SSD m.2 extensions, you can use below instructions to format it so that you can use it for media

Important Note: 

THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW WILL FORMAT THE m.2 SSD INSTALLED. MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING.  ALL DATA IN THE m.2 SSD WILL BE LOST

  • Find the drive’s path. It’s likely going to be /dev/sda

sudo fdisk -l

How to format Nanosound One ssd with m.2 extension. In this case, it is a 240GB SSD.
  • Make sure you are aware that all data will be lost in the M.2 SSD if you follow below instuctions
  • Use fdisk to create and edit the partition table
    • Enter the following options when prompted: n, p, 1, <enter>, <enter>, w
sudo fdisk /dev/sda
  • Format the partition.  Press ‘y’ to proceed to confirm
sudo mkfs -t ext4 /dev/sda

  • Mount the drive to /media
sudo mount /dev/sda /media
  • If you would like to share this drive so that anyone can copy the media files, change the permission to allow all access
sudo chmod -R 0777 /media
  • To check what you have done so far, use below
df -Th

/dev/sda is the new ssd (220G) which is ext4 formated and mounted to /media

/dev/sdb is the USB stick (3.9G) which is vfat formatted and mounted to /media/UNTITLED

  • To copy files into it via access smb share (windows share), just use \\volumio.local\USB

  • To make the mount change permanent after reboot, edit the /etc/fstab and add below line at the end
/dev/sda     /media    ext    default   0 0

 

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