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HP EX490 NAS to DAS

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  • NAS / RAID
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Storage
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March 18, 2011 9:36:19 AM

Hello,
I have a HP mediasmart EX490 NAS, how can i adapt it to run as a DAS

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March 18, 2011 3:56:58 PM

Connect it directly to the PC via USB rather than via IP routing
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March 23, 2011 9:30:34 AM

Tried connecting with a USB cable did'nt work
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March 23, 2011 6:48:23 PM

Of course It won't work, because you CAN NOT use the USB port on the NAS and treat the NAS likes a DAS

May I ask why do you want to change it to DAS?
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March 24, 2011 8:46:06 AM

I cant set it up as a NAS because i dont have the internet in the home, on trying to install the software it looks for an IP adress, i just want to use it for storing movies on it.
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a c 84 G Storage
March 31, 2011 12:01:48 AM

Sorry, for late reply.
Ah! that is easy! Here is what you do.

Make sure both Ethernet port are Gigabit, otherwise you need cross-over cat5.

Connect NAS directly to your system

Set IP manually to:
192.168.1.xxx (your system)
192.168.1.xxx (NAS)
where xxx can be 001~255
Enable NAS Samba service
Enter \\192.168.1.xxx (NAS address)
Now you can access your NAS w/o hub or switches.

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