Convert external USB drive to NAS?

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware' started by Wanabe, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. Wanabe

    Wanabe

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    Hey all,

    I was wondering if anyone knew of a way to convert an external USB drive into a Network Attached Storage device. I've seen USB to Ethernet converters and so I could potentially connect my USB drive to say a network router. But, clearly I would need to assign an IP, etc. to the hard drive device.

    Just wondering if anyone has seen this done or know if it can be.

    Thanks,
    Wanabe
     
  2. glc

    glc Forum Administrator Staff Member

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    It's easier to simply connect it to a computer through USB and share it.
     

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