getting started with USB hard drive

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at
Tue Feb 21 09:46:50 PST 2006

On 2006-02-21 11:44, Peter <petermatulis at> wrote:
> Hi.  I picked up a USB hard drive and quite frankly I am not sure how to
> use disklabel with it (what device I should use).  Here are the messages
> appended to my logs when connected:
> kernel: umass0: PI-036 USB2.0 Drive, rev 2.00/0.01, addr 3
> kernel: umass0: Get Max Lun not supported (STALLED)
> kernel: da0 at umass-sim0 bus 0 target 0 lun 0
> kernel: da0: <WDC WD20 00JB-00KFA0 \0000\0000> Fixed Direct Access SCSI-0
> device
> kernel: da0: 1.000MB/s transfers
> kernel: da0: 190782MB (390721968 512 byte sectors: 255H 63S/T 24321C)
> Can anyone lend a hand?  I am running 5.4-STABLE with a "pretty GENERIC
> kernel".

Very cool!

Your kernel discovered the USB disk and created a /dev/da0 device node
for it.

I think you'l find this post useful, as it describes what I did to use
my own USB disk on FreeBSD:

Then this one too, to enable USB 2.X support (and greater transfer
speeds, as a result):

Have fun,

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