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4 Sata HDD enclosure to network (how to) ?

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January 9, 2011 12:31:19 PM

Hello, I have a Probox 4 SATA HDD enclosure of different sizes (3x500gb and 1x750gb), connected to main computer via USB 2.0. I would like to have that Probox to be network attached to share with my other 3 pc's. Looking for either Ethetnet (USB-RJ45) adaptor ot other known hardware solution. Trying to avoid to buy a NAS enclosure.
Thanks to all who take the time to read and propose solutions.

Rgds,
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a b G Storage
January 11, 2011 12:49:16 AM

Easiest solution is to buy a router that has a storage link feature. Linksys and D-Link have router with this feature. The router has a USB port for ext HDD. Once the drive is plugged into the router, it becomes basically a NAS.

Example: Linksys E 3000
January 11, 2011 4:09:19 PM

Thank you Electrontau,

That could prove a functional solution indeed.
I was also looking at a USB to Ethernet convertor/adaprot widget. Something along the lines of:
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

Since I don't want to replace my actual router, adding a network hub with a USB port, should work ?

Cheers,
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a b G Storage
January 11, 2011 4:34:10 PM

Product description says it should work. Also way cheaper than replacing the router. Good luck.
January 13, 2011 4:53:15 PM

Finy found a 4 USB port hub, that's network connect.

Now have solution in hand.
Big thanks for your contribution.

With best regards,
Serge
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