USB NAS possible?

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  1. SSJX

    SSJX Member

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    I was wondering if I could get an external enclosure with both USB and eSATA, and then connect it to my wireless modem router (4 ethernet ports + 1 usb + wireless) via USB, would the drive show up as a network attached drive (after being formatted through a direct connection [usb or esata] with a pc)??

    Or should I go with a external enclosure with an ethernet port?
     
  2. Iceman

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    You might want to mention what router you actually have..

    Or just buy a synology ds-106e
     
  3. nux

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    If the router supports that then yes you could.
     
  4. blakeyboysmith

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    depends on the router...
    but if you use openwrt you can do something of the like...

    have a look at dansdata. he had a good article recently on nas solutions.
     
  5. stalin

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    openwrt would probably do it, but i doubt it would be very fast, those routers dont have my grunt, and disk IO over USB combined with say ADSL2+ transfers would probably end up slowing one or the other down.
     
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    i use a netcomm nb5plus4w modem router
    and im connected with adsl2+ :)
     
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    my budget is about $200-250....
     

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