Turn an external USB hard drive into a NAS device

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The SimpleNET from SimpleTech is a super simple (sorry, couldn’t resist) way to turn a USB hard drive into a NAS device (network attached storage). Just plug this small module into your wireless router and then plug one or two USB hard drives into the USB ports in the module and you’re done. It’s compatible with Linux, Windows and OS X and supports FAT32, NTFS, HFS+ and EXT3 files systems. The price is $79.99 and is available now from various online stores like Best Buy and Amazon.

5 thoughts on “Turn an external USB hard drive into a NAS device”

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  2. Would be worth it if it had Gigabit Ethernet. I wonder if it could host a VOIP solution like a MagicJack or something?

  3. This does have me wondering — what would happen if I hooked up a USB 2.0 hub to 4 x 1TB hard drives, then connected the hub to this dongle? Would I see 4 hard drives on the network?

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