Additional HDD storage not available after RW6.09 update on controller

jmfjmf South Africa
Hi.

I am not sure if this is a bug with RW6.09 or not but can someone explain to me how to access the additional storage on a Controller with RW6.09 installed and working?

I upgraded from RW6.02 to RW6.09 and on RW6.02 I had access to the additional storage but after update I am not able to access the storage anymore.

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  • graemepaulingraemepaulin New Zealand ✭✭✭

    Is the additional storage via the USB port on the main computer?

    Are you trying to access the additional storage via the RAPID program, via the FlexPendant, or RobotStudio?

  • jmfjmf South Africa
    No its not connected via usb it is connected inside to the main computer unit.

    I am trying to access through all channels but no luck.
  • graemepaulingraemepaulin New Zealand ✭✭✭
    Is it RAM or a hard disk - so I can see if this is a reported issue.
  • jmfjmf South Africa
    I am not sure how to check. Can you guide me on how to check that?
  • jmfjmf South Africa
    its the RAM i can not access

  • IGlumacIGlumac Seattle WA
    Were you able to see it before?

    If I recall correctly you can only view the RAM storage via an FTP type viewing program.
  • jmfjmf South Africa
    I was able to see it on RW 6.02 on the FlexPendant Explorer and with a ftp viewer, yes, but with the upgrade to RW 6.09 I am not able to see it at all.

    The system works perfect with RW 6.09 and I can access everything else it is just that I had the option to store data on this "ram" and not on the hdoa. Now I need to store all modules and routines to the "hdoa" itself, which is not an issue but I would like to use as little memory of the hdoa (home directory).

    I am not sure if it was a "partition" of the memory card or if it was external/extra memory which was added.

  • lemster68lemster68 United States ✭✭✭


    This ought to be what he is referring to, it says"/ram1".  I had been meaning to take a picture and got around to it last week.  I see it on our older, 6.0 systems, but on the newer, like 6.05, there is no such thing.
    Lee Justice
  • jmfjmf South Africa
    lemster68 said:


    This ought to be what he is referring to, it says"/ram1".  I had been meaning to take a picture and got around to it last week.  I see it on our older, 6.0 systems, but on the newer, like 6.05, there is no such thing.
    Precisely what I was trying to say, Thanks Lemster.

  • lemster68lemster68 United States ✭✭✭
    Giving you a nudge @graemepaulin because you were participating in this conversation before.  Have a good day!
    Lee Justice
  • graemepaulingraemepaulin New Zealand ✭✭✭
    edited May 29
    I have searched around on the internal ABB tools and found a reference to new functionality added in 6.01 to use the RAM disk:
    A new I/O device name diskram has been added in RAPID. It is described in the table describing the Object argument in instruction Open.
    RAMDISK:" or diskram1 can be used from RAPID to access the RAM disk.

    The current Technical Reference Manual for RAPID still shows this this is still valid and notes:
    The RAM disk memory is not for permanent storage of any data. The size is around 100 Mb and it is cleared at each shut down.
  • lemster68lemster68 United States ✭✭✭
    Thanks Graeme for getting back to us.  But what jmf was first having the issue with was that since he updated his RW then the /Ram1 was no longer available.  I can confirm that my RW 6.05 robots do not show it.
    Lee Justice
  • IGlumacIGlumac Seattle WA
    As I was saying before and as I was recently told by ABB via email is that to view the RAM you now have to use an FTP program. I can look up the specific details of that email if this is still an ongoing issue.
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