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chris_b Avatar
7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
would this item in this hyperlink allow me to connect my USB external HDD to my local network?

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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago

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my initial response will be no.

best idea would be to get a router with usb ports....

or a HDD caddy that is networkable and put your HDD in there
ok thanks, rep left for help
I would be intrested in knowing this also, however i would have thought not as the usb hdd would not have a ip address!?
1 Like #5
you would be better of buying a Nas box, this is purpose built for your requirements thanks
absolutely 100% not ! :)
ok thanks, they seem quite pricey....rep left
something like this dude but i'm sure you can get one cheaper on ebay:
1 Like #9
As everyone else has said, this won't work as it's just a converter - to function as a network device it needs some extra hardware to be able to communicate with other devices on the network.

If you do buy a NAS enclosure make sure you read up on it thoroughly first as many don't have great interfaces, can be slow plus the drive has to be FAT32 formatted.

do any of you guys own a NAS enclosure? what are the transfer speeds like? or is this dependant on the router used?

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