The problem could be another: you tried to mount the /dev/sda (/dev/sdb) instead of /dev/sda1 (/dev/sdb1)
So, when you will be on other device try to use a /dev/sda1 instead of /dev/sda to mount it.
by the way, in the
/etc/fstab it is much better to mount disks by UUID.
You can see a UUID by this command:
Using format without journal is not a good option, as a automount.
In case of power failure you could lose all the disk without a journal.
The automount can mount to a different mountpoint, if a previous one would be occupied or unavailable for any reason.
This is especially dangerous if you doesn’t created a subfolder on the disk for data. In that case if disk would not mount, the storagenode will try to create an empty structure in your mountpoint (i.e. on your system disk instead of disk with data) and will store data there and will fail audits for missed data, which on the disk but in the different mountpoint. When you finally mount the disk to the right place, it will start failing audits for data in mountpoint.
So, better do not use an automount option, use the
/etc/fstab instead. Mount your disk by UUID, not by the path.