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Windows 7: External HDD Connection via ethernet

26 Jan 2014   #1
trendy

Summary Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 CPU AMD Athlon II X2 250 23 C
 
 
External HDD Connection via ethernet

Hi.I have an external 500GB HDD fitted to a caddy connected to the computer via USB also mains powered.
Is there any way that I can convert this item so that I can connect it to my router via an Ethernet cable,If so is it going to cost me an arm and leg or would I be better off getting a proper Ethernet enclosure for the HDD.
I have windows 7.
Many Thanks to all once again.


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27 Jan 2014   #2
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Hi trendy,

I always like Ethernet (especially if you have gigabit connections within your network). This way you can scale easier.

Drobo 5N" which allows you to up to 5 hard drives in any size within the machine and it will safely create a raid. Drobo-5n
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27 Jan 2014   #3
madcratebuilder

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by trendy View Post
Hi.I have an external 500GB HDD fitted to a caddy connected to the computer via USB also mains powered.
Is there any way that I can convert this item so that I can connect it to my router via an Ethernet cable,If so is it going to cost me an arm and leg or would I be better off getting a proper Ethernet enclosure for the HDD.
I have windows 7.
Many Thanks to all once again.
What are you trying to accomplish? NAS storage? Something like this?

Read this.

This.
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27 Jan 2014   #4
trendy

Summary Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 CPU AMD Athlon II X2 250 23 C
 
 

AS things are now I can connect this HDD to my Brightbox router via an USB connection therefore I can gain access to that HDD from my desktop and my Laptop.
What I was thinking would it be okay to leave this HDD connected to the router 24/7 or would an ethernet be a better option,If it would be okay to leave it the USB connection well that would be fine with me.
It was a decision on the best option really.
The Brightbox router is supplied by my internet provider which is EE Was Orange

Many thanks I do hope that you understand my question?
Thanks.
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27 Jan 2014   #5
trendy

Summary Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 CPU AMD Athlon II X2 250 23 C
 
 

Anybody else got any thoughts Please.
Many thanks in advance.
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