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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?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Female-Male-Ethernet-Connector-Adaptor/dp/B000MHO3Q8
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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
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banned 1 Like #2
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
#3
ok thanks, rep left for help
#4
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
#6
absolutely 100% not ! :)
#7
ok thanks, they seem quite pricey....rep left
banned#8
something like this dude but i'm sure you can get one cheaper on ebay:
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/126893
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.

John
#10
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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