USB 3.0 Support in FreeNAS 8?

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nite244

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Has anyone tried a USB 3.0 device in FreeNAS 8 yet? I have a new Sandy Bridge mobo with USB 3.0 and was going to try to see what sort of performance I can get from using a USB 3.0 memory stick as a cache device, but FreeNAS doesn't seem to recognize the stick at all. From what I can find online it appears USB 3.0 support is in FreeBSD 8.2, so I'm not sure what's at fault here?

- FreeNAS 8.0.1 Beta 2 x64
- Asus P8H67-M EVO Rev 3.0 mobo
- Corsair Flash Voyager 16GB USB 3.0

Thanks!
 

pauldonovan

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The xhci kernel module required for USB3.0 support was only added to FreeNAS a couple of days ago. It should be in the next release.

Paul
 

nite244

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The xhci kernel module required for USB3.0 support was only added to FreeNAS a couple of days ago. It should be in the next release.

Great to hear - thanks for the update! With that said, is next release 8.0.1 Beta 3 or 8.0.1 Release or 8.1? :)
 

nite244

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For those interested, it does appear that USB3 support is now in FreeNAS 8.0.1 Beta3 x64, as the USB stick I was trying to get working is now recognized. I haven't tested speeds or anything yet, but having the device recognized is a great step forward.

Thanks to all who worked to implement that feature!
 
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Bohs Hansen

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can confirm that. Have no usb3 devices to test it with though, but the system recognises the 2 ports i have as USB3 since beta3
 
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Manolis Stamatogiannakis

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USB 3 disk on a USB 2 port

This may sound stupid, but do I need USB 3 support to use FreeNAS from a USB 3 disk connected on a USB 2 port?

From what I've tried, the USB 3 disk boots, the kernel loads but the attempt to mount the root FS fails.

After booting from a USB 2 disk and plugging the USB 3 disk, I noticed a console message that says that the plugged USB device is not recognized.

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pilothaz

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Is this something that will also be brought into the Freenas 7 versions? I am trying to use a friends new 500gb usb 3.0 hdd on my freenas server but it isn't showing up at all. All I see is a da0 that shows 0mb.

Any ideas on what this could be and if it would be fixed in the next build?
 

Z300M

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When I connect my USB 3.0 NTFS-formatted 2TB Seagate GoFlex Desk to one of my machine's USB 3.0 ports (Asus F1A75-V Pro motherboard), it is not seen. When I connect it to a USB 2.0 port, it is detected as ada4

but when I try to mount it

mkdir /mnt/ntfs
mount -t ntfs dev/da4s1 /mnt/ntfs

I get

fuse: failed to open fuse device: no such file or directory
fuse_mount failed.
Unmounting /dev/da4s1 (Seagate Replica)
 

Z300M

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And if I can't get USB3 speeds I might as well just copy stuff from that external drive over the LAN
 

joeschmuck

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USB 3.0 support is coming but I'm not sure when we will see it actually working well.
 

Z300M

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USB 3.0 support is coming but I'm not sure when we will see it actually working well.

After updating the motherboard BIOS*, the USB 3.0 drive is seen when connected to a USB 3.0 port, and I was able to mount it after adding the fuse driver/module (or whatever it is).

*Asus says this new BIOS is to "improve system stability." Why can't they be honest enough to say, "Some features didn't work with the previous one"?

The add-in IDE card still works (it didn't with the two-versions-ago BIOS). Next to check after the system's been up a while whether the time and date stay OK (they didn't with the previous BIOS).
 
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