Connect multiple USB devices to the LinkStation via a USB hub

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This article is based on forum posts by lotus49 and Bauldrick work by mindbender and Sylver. Originally by frontalot. at Linkstationwiki.org

USB Hard Drive
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The LinkStation's USB port may not provide enough current for some USB-powered hard drives.


You can connect multiple USB device to the LinkStation via a USB hub. However, you must modify 2 files in order to share more than 1 USB disk. The following information details connecting 2 USB disks but can easily be modified to cover any number of disks.

1.) Open the file in a text editor and adjust it to the following:

vi /etc/murasaki/bin/mount_sd.sh


#!/bin/sh

BOOTCHECK=0
MNT_DIR1=/mnt2/usbdisk1
MNT_DIR2=/mnt2/usbdisk2
LOCK1=/var/lock/mount_sd1
LOCK2=/var/lock/mount_sd2
MOUNT_SD1=0
MOUNT_SD2=0

### check initial devices
if [ $# -eq 2] ; then
BOOTCHECK=1
fi

### parse usb device info
/usr/bin/parse_usbscsi > /dev/null 2>