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Seagate Backup plus hub. Can I attach to usb 3.0 on Linksys router rather than direct to desktop?

The drive got my attention with Hub in its title. Got an 8TB drive. Hooked directly to my desktop. Works fine so far.

I really want to connect it to my Linksys router. Does anyone know if this will work?

thx,

Roger
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  1. depends on what the USB port on the routers is used for. some require you to install software on your devices you want to have access to the drive. have you looked up the model of your router on the linksys website??
  2. Yes. All is says is: Two USB connections--including one fast USB 3.0 port--are ideal for connecting shared storage devices or printers. When I plug it into the EA9500, don't see it.

    This is what Seagate said to me: Please be informed that this Seagate Backup plus hub is specially designed to use in the Windows and Mac applications which could serve as a Direct Attached Storage(DAS). It is not designed to use a network drive. In order to use it as a network drive, the router should have the features which can compatible with the drive.

    What does this mean?
  3. rogerwilker said:
    Yes. All is says is: Two USB connections--including one fast USB 3.0 port--are ideal for connecting shared storage devices or printers. When I plug it into the EA9500, don't see it.

    This is what Seagate said to me: Please be informed that this Seagate Backup plus hub is specially designed to use in the Windows and Mac applications which could serve as a Direct Attached Storage(DAS). It is not designed to use a network drive. In order to use it as a network drive, the router should have the features which can compatible with the drive.

    What does this mean?


    it might be that you can only use it as some kind of media server. the only thing to do is connect it to the router and check your computer to see if it shows up as a networked device

    it maybe that you can connect a device up to it to act like a media server
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    What I've run across is that to use a network device such as a printer you need supporting software on the pc. From the way I read that writing, the supporting DAS software isn't network compatible but that's not to say other backup or even network printer software wouldn't be. Quite often network software allows for 'save to file' etc and may include the external hdd in the recipients.
    Try everything you can, every free backup or networking software that might be compatible..
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