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Hello I want to make a network hard drive my router does have a usb port but I don't really want to be limited to usb 2.0 speeds. So I was thinking maybe esata to ethernet. But I couldn't find any cables to do so. So next I found a external enclosure that has a ethernet port but there expensive is there a cheaper way to do this or any cheap enclosures. Also my router only has 10/100 ports so it is a little slower. But I don't think the hdd will be able to go over 100 mbs anyway
 
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100 mbit is 12.5 MB/sec.
Any modern hard drive can saturate this transfer rate.

You are pretty much stuck with a NAS or server type scenario for what you are looking for.
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100 mbit is 12.5 MB/sec.
Any modern hard drive can saturate this transfer rate.
You are pretty much stuck with a NAS or server type scenario for what you are looking for.
oh wow i thought 10/100 was 100 mb/sec........ so at 12.5mb/sec i am better of using the usb port. Ok now quick question my roruter has 2 usb ports i wanted to connect a hdd and a Pinter so can i use a hub? if so powered or unpowered
 
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Keep in mind you'll still be limited to 100 mbps from your PC to the router if you are using the USB ports on the router.
Traditionally, hanging storage off of a consumer grade router has offered horrendous performance.

If you had more devices than available USB ports I'd go with a powered hub.
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Keep in mind you'll still be limited to 100 mbps from your PC to the router if you are using the USB ports on the router.
Traditionally, hanging storage off of a consumer grade router has offered horrendous performance.
If you had more devices than available USB ports I'd go with a powered hub.
I would love to get a new router but I do have version fios and the router needs a coxal plug so I am badly stuck with it.... I would love to make a network drive from my pc but then I would always have to leave it on and that won't be too good for the bill lol so. Your saying for the hdd it will be bad but for the printer it will be good.?
 
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Hey Joey, just so you know a MB is not equal to a Mb/mb. I can't tell if you got that from beers' post or not. A MegaByte (MB) divided by 8 will give you the Megabits (Mb) which is what is referred to typically for networking type things. (8 bits in a byte) It's whether you use a lower case or upper case 'B' that changes what you mean.
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Hey Joey, just so you know a MB is not equal to a Mb/mb. I can't tell if you got that from beers' post or not. A MegaByte (MB) divided by 8 will give you the Megabits (Mb) which is what is referred to typically for networking type things. (8 bits in a byte) It's whether you use a lower case or upper case 'B' that changes what you mean.
yeah I understood that but that should be enough for a printer right
 
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