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Invest in a NAS with DLNA support and you should be good.
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i think what your looking for is a router with usb port where in you can plug your harddisk (w/ usb enclosure)
check out asus ac66u or asus n66u
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Quote:
Originally Posted by c4rock View Post

i think what your looking for is a router with usb port where in you can plug your harddisk (w/ usb enclosure)
check out asus ac66u or asus n66u

Fair warning, USB on those are slow (~10MB/s or ~80Mbps). Fast enough for most content but not if you're streaming full Blu-ray quality rips to multiple devices at the same time.

Personally, I think the low-power, headless x86 server route provides greatest flexibility particularly if you need to stream to multiple types of devices which may require transcoding.
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Fair warning, USB on those are slow (~10MB/s or ~80Mbps). Fast enough for most content but not if you're streaming full Blu-ray quality rips to multiple devices at the same time.

Personally, I think the low-power, headless x86 server route provides greatest flexibility particularly if you need to stream to multiple types of devices which may require transcoding.

the most ive seen out the back of a router (admittedly a few years old now) was about 3.4 - 5megabytes per sec when streaming so only just about enough for 1 blueray but with some overhead and from time to time some stutter. So yea, avoid.
post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by rui-no-onna View Post

Fair warning, USB on those are slow (~10MB/s or ~80Mbps). Fast enough for most content but not if you're streaming full Blu-ray quality rips to multiple devices at the same time.

Personally, I think the low-power, headless x86 server route provides greatest flexibility particularly if you need to stream to multiple types of devices which may require transcoding.


@rui please check the request of the thread starter.
i agree with you that it is more flexible and convenient to have a server dedicated for storage or a NAS. but the requirement of the thread starter is the ff:
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I wanted a hdd storage device attached to my router, and have my xbox or ps4 or apple tv access it, and not have my computer turned on all the time for file sharing.

Right now I have an extra laptop being used as server but would love to not have a dedicated machine.

this is why i proposed a router with usb port to server the purpose of the thread starter.


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@rui please check the request of the thread starter.
i agree with you that it is more flexible and convenient to have a server dedicated for storage or a NAS. but the requirement of the thread starter is the ff:
this is why i proposed a router with usb port to server the purpose of the thread starter.

I know the OP's preferences. However, I also think he should be made aware of the downsides to his preferred route. Sure, he can just serve files from the router. However, in case he has files that don't play nice with any of his client devices, he'd have to transcode those on a computer. There's also the issue if he's got multiple clients accessing the HDD at the same time. He can probably forget about having a nice XBMC or Plex interface on the tablet, too.

I guess it's akin to this, if someone asks me what's the best knife to remove/install screws, I'd just tell that person to get a screwdriver.
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I know the OP's preferences. However, I also think he should be made aware of the downsides to his preferred route. Sure, he can just serve files from the router. However, in case he has files that don't play nice with any of his client devices, he'd have to transcode those on a computer. There's also the issue if he's got multiple clients accessing the HDD at the same time. He can probably forget about having a nice XBMC or Plex interface on the tablet, too.

I guess it's akin to this, if someone asks me what's the best knife to remove/install screws, I'd just tell that person to get a screwdriver.


i hope he realize your point. i agree having a dedicated server for specific task would be much better. but the objective of the thread starter is to lessen the use of electricity. yes you can have a low powered server that can server its purpose but the problem is you will use a router to connect all devices (that consume electricity) then set up a server (that consume electricity again)double jeopardy. if he wants to save electricity the router with usb support the immediate needs but have limitations.

my point is if he wants a router with usb then lets give him brands/model that will do task.

in the corporate world, if clients what this product then give him the product that he wants, you can give advice to a much preferred product but at the end of the day, you provide what the clients wants not what you want.

anyways it looks like the OP has already made a decision because he/she is not replying anymore.
Edited by c4rock - 4/21/14 at 5:44pm
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