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Windows 7: USB Network a HDD ?

07 May 2011   #1
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 
USB Network a HDD ?

I'd like to know if something of this nature exist. A USB Network hub which I can plug in a external USB HDD and have multiple USB ports running to multiple computers, each computer seeing the External HDD as a drive ?


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07 May 2011   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Sounds like NAS (Network Accessible Storage). See here: network storage - Google Search
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08 May 2011   #3
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Oh, only those !
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08 May 2011   #4
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

From you're description, you want to connect the drive to the input port of the USB hub then connect multiple computers to each of the output (usually 4) ports. Interesting idea but I don't think it will work. One thing for sure, the hub would have to be externally powered since it can't draw any juice from the hard drive.

Also, you can't have one hard drive being access by multiple computers unless it's NAS. You would very quickly trash the file system I would think. Has to some intelligence in the controller, sor tof like a router with multiple computers.

Try it, let us know what happens.
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09 May 2011   #5
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I thought it would be possible but logically I see that it probably isn't.
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09 May 2011   #6
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

one thing which i do, is i have an external drive attached to one computer, which i then share over the network.

the only problem is that the computer it is connected to has to be powered up if i want to access the files from another machine.

it's not the same as your original question, but it's the next best thing to a nas, in my opinion.
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10 May 2011   #7
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

thanks for the link.
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