Using external drive - rfsoc4x2

Hi everyone,

I have an rfsoc4x2 board, with pynq 3 installed. Since my design is data-intensive, I want to connect an external SSD drive through the board’s USB port. However, when I connect the drive, the system doesn’t recognize it, and nothing appears in the output of the lsblk and lsusb commands. I should mention that the USB ports are working with a Wi-Fi dongle.

Does anyone have any ideas on how I can extend the capacity of the board through the USB port?


What type of drive is it and which USB port are you connected to?


I tested a flash drive with ext file format and an external drive with NTFS file format.
I connected them to the USB3 port of the rfsoc4x2 board.

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Hi everyone,

I am still experiencing this issue. I would like to see if anyone with the RFSoC4x2 board can attach a USB thumb drive to the USB port of the board and check the output of the ‘dmesg’ command before and after connecting the flash drive. In my case, as you can see, nothing appears when I connect the flash drive to the board.