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Adding an external HDD to my wireless network

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tropicaldanny
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Adding an external HDD to my wireless network

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Hi, I hope one of you can help. 

 

I have an external disk drive (Lacie 500GB d2 quadra), which I want to be able to access wirelessly from my lap-top (MacBook Pro) while connected to my network (I have the verizon 91000EM Router). This is because I have too many files to keep on my laptop, music and photos mainly. 

 

How can I do this? I saw the router has a USB port, do I just plug the external drive to that? or do I have to buy anything else to connect everything (like the apple airport or time-machine drive)?

 

any help would be appreciated.  thanks. 

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jumpin68ny
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You cannot add an external hard drive to the Verizon Router.  If you wish to do that you need to purchase a network attached storage device.  A few that I know of are by western digital or DLINK.  A friend of mine as the Dlink DNS-323 which allows dual drives which are mirroed to each other ( RAID controller) and the device also has a USB port for printer sharing.

 

 

tropicaldanny
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OK thanks, I guess i have to spend some more money on a network attached storage device. 🙂 

pamcphilly
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You can try this device from Addonics.  I read some reviews where it worked really well.  Haven't tried it myself though.  Much cheaper than buy a true NAS drive.

 

http://www.addonics.com/products/nas/nasu2.asp

BrianMcD
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I will 2nd the recommendation for the D-Link NAS Device.

 

I have the 321 and it has been trouble free.  I have 2 1.5TB Drives running in a Raid 1 Array.

 

I would have gotten the 323 but the price difference was to omuch at the time.

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Pas
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Has anyone tried this Addonics product with success?

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