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How to Mount USB Drive on FreeNAS

Mounting an External USB drive to FreeNAS especially useful when creating backups or transferring files and so on…

The following method shows, mounting an External USB NTFS formatted drive on FreeNAS (FreeNAS-9.2.0-RELEASE-x64)

Login to FreeNAS via Terminal and run dmesg, you will see a similar output once you plugged in the USB Drive.

From the above output, we can distinguish the device in question is /dev/da1s1

Now, Make a Mount Point as follows…

Make sure the fuse.ko module is loaded by running the following command. You should see a similar output…

If not, load the module by running the following command…

Finally, mount the drive to the Mount Point we created earlier…

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