Okay so I have a router with only ethernet ports and I have an external seagate 1TB hdd with its own power source but only two ports , one for usb and one for power. I'm hoping i can just connect it to a USB > Ethernet adapter and then to the router and then poof! its online! but i dont know if thats how it works...actually im pretty sure it doesnt.
Anyway, the harddrive has its own powersource so i think it'll be safe to put the USB>Ethernet adapter without killing its power but im not sure it'll work. the HDD is ONLY usb , but i just got it so i can just return it if i cant turn it into an NAS but i would have to sacrifice half the storage for the same price so im really hoping someone might be able to help me get this to work.
Thanks guys, i love the forums btw! D
PS> I know some ppl might be asking me why would i bother buying a non-NAS storage device but honestly this NAS need JUST came up a few days ago unexpectantly so im trying to weigh my options. Thanks guys again. DD