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#1 rageagainstmachine

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 18:52

what i would like to be able to do is hook my 2.5" hardrive via a caddy or otherwise, to the router (hardwired etherent) basically just want network storage without buying a separate nas? is there a piece if intermediate hardware that can bridge that gap, cheaply?
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#2 +Nik L

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 18:57

NAS Enclosure is what you want!

Expect to pay about £40 on eBay. Don't expect wonders from it...

#3 OP rageagainstmachine

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 19:28

i was wondering if something more primitive exists. not sure if this would do what i want? http://www.amazon.co...2165915&sr=1-16

#4 +BudMan

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 19:36

You could just buy a pogoplug - I picked one up a while ago for like $20 US.. Can connect multiple USB devices to it bit it flash or hdd, not very big. Simple to use, comes with cloud storage as well. Or if you want can get jiggy with it and install ARCH linux, etc. and do all kinds of fun stuff with it. Part of the reason I grabbed it.

Here is one for your region under 30 -- but its pink ;)

#5 nekkidtruth

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 19:37

That device requires drivers to be installed. Not something that can be done to an external hard drive.

#6 OP rageagainstmachine

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 19:44

You could just buy a pogoplug - I picked one up a while ago for like $20 US.. Can connect multiple USB devices to it bit it flash or hdd, not very big. Simple to use, comes with cloud storage as well. Or if you want can get jiggy with it and install ARCH linux, etc. and do all kinds of fun stuff with it. Part of the reason I grabbed it.

Here is one for your region under 30 -- but its pink ;)


excellent suggestion. exactly what im after... u got the link dude?

#7 +BudMan

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 20:28

thought I posted it

http://www.amazon.co...62166508&sr=1-1

#8 OP rageagainstmachine

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 20:33

cheers man. this will defo allow me to see media from a usb stick, on my dlna smart tv?



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