NAS (network attached storage) options

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by lengo lad, Nov 29, 2007.

  1. lengo lad

    lengo lad LI Guru Member

    I recently became interested in finding a simple, cost-effective, soho NAS solution. Ideally I'd be able to use my existing external USB drive enclosure with my WRT54GS (v.4 (running dd-wrt or tomato)). What I found was that it ain't so easy or cost-effective. So it's time to ask the experts what they do! I looked at the Linksys NSLU2 and some other HD enclosures with RJ-45 jacks, but none of them seem to use NTFS--it's all some kind of proprietary system (ext3, etc.; and that's not "simple"). Anyone heard of a way to hack a Linksys box and add a USB port? There are hacks to add serial ports and SD card readers out there, but wouldn't it be grand to have a USB port on the router to plug an external (NTFS) drive into so it's available over the network (and yes, I am aware of the WRTSL54G/GS with the storage link, but that's not "cost-effective" :wink: )?
     
  2. lengo lad

    lengo lad LI Guru Member

    Something like this. Or am I the only one who'd like this (but doesn't have a clue how to do it)?:confused:
     
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