Have you ever experienced a USB storage device becoming corrupted? Ok, well maybe you have, but rest assured the failure rate of a USB drive is significantly less than that of a micro SD card. When it comes to micro SD cards there is a significant number of models which have been found to be incompatible with the Raspberry Pi. As far as USB devices go this situation is pretty much unheard of. Not least as a result of the reliability issues mentioned above, it is wise to keep your valuable collection of ROMs on a device separate to the micro SD card storing the operating system and RetroPie.
As well as the risk of corruption, you may need to update the OS or RetroPie at some point, which can increase the risk of lost data, among other things. There are a number of options available to you when it comes to making the decision on what type of USB storage device you go for. The main factor that will influence your decision more than anything else will likely be storage capacity.
Regardless of the reasons for arriving at your final decision, your choice will basically be between the following:. Anything over the GB mark and you should start thinking about an external hard drive. In that case your only option would be to go for a powered external hard drive. But hey, if you need the extra storage space, then you need the extra storage space.
Now, it has been suggested in the past that the Raspberry Pi would struggle to power both itself and a large USB powered external hard drive if the two were used together. It is true that all versions of the Raspberry Pi like to binge drink on the available voltage, however I have never encountered any issues when it comes to low power supply. Some symptoms related to undervoltage issues which you should look out for include, general instability, random system crashing or a lighting bolt or thermometer icon appearing in the top right of the screen.
If this is a concern then my advice would be, if you have a powered external hard drive lying around you may as well go with that just in case. If worst comes to the worst and you do experience power issues, you can always consider the option in the tip below. A great alternative to using a powered external hard drive would be to stick with your basic USB powered external hard drive, but power it through a powered USB hub. This will provide your external hard drive with more than enough power and also make several more USB ports available to you.
Added to this powered USB hubs are extremely cheap especially when compared to external hard drives. A win, win scenario right there me thinks! So, you have decided on which type of device is best suited to your needs. The best way to do this is to kill two birds with one stone and reformat the device. Warning: Formatting your storage device will automatically delete all of the content on the drive with no way of recovering it.
Before you format your drive make sure that you backup any data contained on your storage device that you do not want to lose. If you are formatting a flash drive that is less than 32GB then the process is very simple. Here you will see a number of stats about your selected storage device. The main one you need to pay attention to is the File system dropdown menu. Make sure this is set to FAT If you like you can rename your storage device to something you would recognise but this is entirely optional.
From there click the Start button at the bottom of the window and watch Windows reformat your storage device. The process should not take longer than a minute or so. If you are wanting to format a storage device that is larger than 32GB the process is slightly more complicated. While attempting to format my own external USB hard drive I found a method that was suggested a number of times was to format the drive through the Windows Command Prompt interface or through Powershell.
I tried both methods and on both occasions after a 3 hour wait, a popup message appeared stating that the process had failed. This method may have worked in the past however regardless of which link I clicked on and whatever site I visited, every attempt I made to download the application failed. If you attempt to format your 64GB plus USB storage device using the method above you will notice that there is no option to format the device to the FAT32 specifications. This being the case the only way to format your drive would be for you to download an external application.
There are a number of applications that are capable of formatting your device. Once you have downloaded and installed the application the process of formatting your drive is very simple. When EaseUS Partition Master first starts up you are presented with a list of the disk drives available on your system make sure the device you want to format is plugged into your PC. On this screen select the drive that you would like to format and then click the Format button on the right side of the screen.
Warning: I know I mentioned this earlier but it is definitely worth repeating. Formatting your drive will permanently delete any data you had stored on there, so make sure you have backed up any information that you do not want to lose. You will then be presented with a popup window where you can configure your format settings.
Basically the only field that you need to be concerned with in this window is the File system drop down field. You will then see an alert notifying you that any data on your drive will be erased upon formatting. When you are happy click OK, then click on the Execute 1 Operation button in the top left of the screen. A popup window will outline a summary of the operation. Click on Apply and EaseUS will go ahead and format your drive.
Now that you have your USB storage device formatted you are ready to make the necessary amendments to RetroPie. Go ahead and start up your retro games device running RetroPie and wait until everything has booted up. Safely eject the USB drive from your computer and connect it to your Pi. RetroPie will now begin automatically transferring your ROMs.
This may take some time. Here we go:. USB 2. There are 8 bits in a byte, so that's about 60 megabytes per second. Note: your USB drive and the Pi itself may not be capable of these speeds, so your results may vary. Add a bit of padding time just in case; it's possible that RetroPie is processing ROMs one by one rather than just batch copying them. You can do this by pressing Start and using the Shut Down option to reboot your Pi. Once you've rebooted, you will see system icons appear for every system that has ROMs installed.
If no ROMs are installed for a system, its icon will not appear. When you go to add more ROMs later through the same process, it will not remove all your existing ROMs -- it will add the new ROMs and replace those with the exact same filename. Post in the comments section below and I'll do my best to help you out. Connect it to your computer. Remove the USB drive from your Pi and plug it back into your computer.
It works on Linux with PulseAudio. The purpose is to enable audio forwarding while mirroring with scrcpy. However, it can be used independently, and does not require USB debugging enabled. For Android 10, use sndcpy instead. You can specify a device by serial or by vendor id and product id :. To stop forwarding, unplug the device and maybe restart your current audio application.
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Running ROMs from a USB drive. Rather than running everything from an SD card, it can be desirable to store and run ROMs from an external USB drive. In a RetroPie context, ROMs are digital copies of games which can be run on emulators There are three main methods of transferring ROMs: via USB stick. This short guide will show you how to quickly and easily transfer and install ROMs to RetroPie on your Raspberry Pi using a USB drive.