Share HDDs on home network  


  1. Posts : 428
    w10 1803
       #1

    Share HDDs on home network


    hi all for no good reason I have 4 external hard drives , 3 are USB powered and 1 mains powered.

    I would like to be able to share 1 of them on my home network with the option of being able to access them via

    android phones
    windows laptops
    android/amazon fire tablets
    amazon fire sticks
    android tv box

    is this possible and if so whats the most cost effective solution?

    I dont need/want to leave the drive on all the time, just access it as and when i need it?

    Thanks in advance

    BArt
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 4,224
    Windows 10
       #2

    If your router or wifi access point has a USB port, you can usually share one device by plugging it into that port. My ASUS RT-AX88U, for example, has one on the back:
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    YMMV, because this kind of equipment is all over the place. But it's worth checking out.
    HTH,
    --Ed--
      My Computers


  3. Posts : 428
    w10 1803
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thanks but it doesn't
      My Computer


 

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