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Offline PinheadBETopic starter

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Network attached usb hub
« on: May 03, 2024, 12:14:19 am »
I have plenty of external hdd.   I woukd like to make them available on my intranet as shared drives accessible from all multiple windows and linux  PC,s android devices.  no need for raid functions , but if it is available, itsok

So, it must be plugged in my router rj45 plug, and provide 4 or more usb ports

Preferably off-the-shelf and affordable for an hobbyist

Any suggestions?
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Re: Network attached usb hub
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2024, 06:18:13 am »
For this kind of use you need some sort of NAS with USB disk support, possibly a DIY one made of an old computer or SBC with right software.

Sorry, zero familiarity with this market so no specific product advice.
 

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Re: Network attached usb hub
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2024, 12:41:21 pm »
That's it, yes: a NAS, connected with rj45 to my router, and with many USB ports.  No internal bays required.

I'm searching for an off-the-shelf affordable product
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Re: Network attached usb hub
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2024, 03:28:57 pm »
At ebay, when searching for "NAS kit", i found "SunFounder NAS Kit für Raspberry Pi" for € 33.

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Re: Network attached usb hub
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2024, 04:12:50 pm »
Thanks, but eBay is not my definition of a reliable seller.  I'm searching for an off the shelf, from a reputable brand
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Re: Network attached usb hub
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2024, 10:13:56 am »
Raspberry Pi 4 or 5 with OpenMediaVault
https://pimylifeup.com/raspberry-pi-openmediavault/

If you don't want to mess with I stalling Linux on a Pi, you can pick up small Intel N5015 cube computers from Amazon for $100-150 that have multiple USB3 sockets.
A lot easier to setup SAMBA shares on those.

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Re: Network attached usb hub
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2024, 03:55:25 pm »
I wasn't unaware of the possibility of doing it with a mini PC....
I will dig it further: it will probably be best suited for me than a RPI....

Thanks for the tip !  :-+
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