Home Media Server — pi armbian stuck due to missing removable drive

So, I setup few SBCs (Raspberry Pi, Orange Pi) as mini-servers for many kind of purpose at home. One of them is a media-server, it is plugged into multiple removable drives (few USB sticks and one 3TB self-powered seagate 3.5″ enclosure). I setup the drive to auto-mount on boot using fstab. One day, because I use one of the USB stick, it stopped working. It seems that the system check