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Topic, think it will work? I have one and was just wondering. My 64Gb Corsair thumb drive works as NAS on my Netgear N750.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Thermaltake+-+Dual+Bay+Docking+Station+for+Most+Internal+SATA+Hard+Drives/9419596.p?id=1218102199901&skuId=9419596&st=Drive%20Docking&cp=1&lp=7#BVRRWidgetID
Edited by Nicoderm - 12/29/11 at 5:04am
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Topic, think it will work? I have one and was just wondering. My 64Gb Corsair thumb drive works as NAS on my Netgear N750.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Thermaltake+-+Dual+Bay+Docking+Station+for+Most+Internal+SATA+Hard+Drives/9419596.p?id=1218102199901&skuId=9419596&st=Drive%20Docking&cp=1&lp=7#BVRRWidgetID

Not on its own, in the sense of real NAS. You would need to connect it to something that can obtain an IP address from your (DHCP) "server" (router). The link you provide shows a docking station for HDD that has an e-SATA or USB connection, no network connection like a NAS (enclosure) would have. Used by itself, you have no way to assign a network location (IP address) to the HDD.
Edited by xandypx - 12/29/11 at 5:13am
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My router lets me assign a network Location, and a domain location through dyndns, my router is a monster that does nearly everything, it has a USB port on it for storage.

http://nicoderm.dyndns.org/shares

this is the location of the thumb drive, its got nothing important on it.


any change in a thought?
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My router lets me assign a network Location, and a domain location through dyndns, my router is a monster that does nearly everything, it has a USB port on it for storage.

http://nicoderm.dyndns.org/shares

this is the location of the thumb drive, its got nothing important on it.


any change in a thought?

I believe that it should work just fine. I have an external USB drive connected to my Cisco Router, and the routers built in NAS works great.

That is exactly what I was referring to in needing to be able to connect it to something that could give the drives an IP address.
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Topic, think it will work? I have one and was just wondering. My 64Gb Corsair thumb drive works as NAS on my Netgear N750.
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Thermaltake+-+Dual+Bay+Docking+Station+for+Most+Internal+SATA+Hard+Drives/9419596.p?id=1218102199901&skuId=9419596&st=Drive%20Docking&cp=1&lp=7#BVRRWidgetID

it will work as a network drive and yes as you hqave done acessable with a domain/ip. technically i wouldnt call it a NAS as such but you have done well setting it up smile.gif
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it will work as a network drive and yes as you hqave done acessable with a domain/ip. technically i wouldnt call it a NAS as such but you have done well setting it up smile.gif

Well, thanks I can't take all the credit, it seems the router is designed for an attached USB storage device but I did go today and plug everything up. I am going to test and play later when I have some more time.

Geesh this whole consolidating movies, music, ISO's and pictures off 4 diff computers is nuts. I have about 8 TB worth of data that is scattered between the 4 of them. wheee.gif


This is my router, I <3 it. Reading the review my self its more of a file storage/share type of setup not really a true NAS but it does what I need it to do witch is have a safe place to store my Movies, Music and ISO files so that i can share with family and friends.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2386679,00.asp
Edited by Nicoderm - 12/29/11 at 2:51pm
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