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Author Topic: External Hard Drive to USB?  (Read 1026 times)

dcm1602

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External Hard Drive to USB?
« on: August 13, 2013, 02:59:08 PM »

Im having difficulty seeing anything about how to get an external harddrive working through the USB port on this router

I tried messing around with the server options, didnt have much success.

Only thing I could find ANYWHERE for this was a FAQ where they say it uses an SMB protocol and you cant use shareport and thats it

Anyone have a clue how to get an external hard drive hooked up to the router, and accessible to the network?

Thanks
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Re: External Hard Drive to USB?
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2013, 04:04:23 PM »

Try this?
http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=46133.0

What Mfr and size is the USB Drive?
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Re: External Hard Drive to USB?
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2013, 05:23:08 PM »

I've got a 500GB external drive formated NTFS and it shows.

Open windows explorer and navigate to \\dlinkrouter or \\192.168.0.1

WHatever the name or IP of your router is.

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Re: External Hard Drive to USB?
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2013, 05:30:48 PM »

I just connected my WD My Book 2Tb 2007 USB 2.0 drive to the 5500 and connected to it using my Mac Book Pro OSX 10.7.5 using SMB://192.168.0.1. Mac asked for the log in, I used admin and a blank PW. The contents showed up in a new window and is accessible. Drive if formatted NTFS using WD RAID tool that maximized the size. Haven't reformatted it in a long time. Working great here.
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Re: External Hard Drive to USB?
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2013, 05:44:04 PM »

hmm swapped it out for an older 500gb hard drive i have, and it worked fine

Weird
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Re: External Hard Drive to USB?
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2013, 05:46:24 PM »

Sometimes the formatting of the drive could cause and issue. Some Drive Mfr proprietary formatting will cause some of these recognitions to fail. Using Windows default NTFS or FAT32 usually works the best.

Maybe collecting the data to a different drive and re-formatting the drive might help as well.
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