I am looking to expand the amount of storage I have. For back up, I am going to get a four bay enclosure I saw on Amazon and I can stick in 3TB drives. That will give me up 12 TB storage. That'll plug directly into my desktop via eSATA and I can switch it on as needed to back up. I have looked at NAS drives as my main storage. They are expensive for a 4 bay ones. I see various routers have a USB port allowing storage devices to be connected. My wireless is through a home plug and can be a little patchy so I was thinking that I could get a new router with a USB port and simply buy another one of the USB enclosures above and plug it into the router. I saw this router: http://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-Link-TL-WR1043ND-Ultimate-Wireless-Gigabit/dp/B002YETVTQ/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1354531893&sr=8-2 I already have a TP Link ethernet switch whichs works fine. They're not the prettiest of brands but seem to do the job. The only thing is that the USB connection is 2.0. Is this fast enough to stream HD video? There are routers with 3.0 ports but these are priced around £100. For instance, there is a Netgear one, but it receives very mixed reviews. Any info would be great.
Mon, 2012-12-03 10:54#1
Adding USB Drive to Router