Want to Make my Hardrive into a NAS drive??

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by shopsmart99, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. shopsmart99 macrumors member

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    I Want to Make my Hardrive into a NAS drive,
    I have a standard 1TB Western Digital Hardrive USB 3.0
    So if i connect it to my Linksys Wireless E4200 Router
    Can i get access to the HD from the Network ?

    If not, is there software that can turn it into a NAS drive?
     
  2. shopsmart99 thread starter macrumors member

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    i forgot to mention i have a MacBook Air if that makes any difference..
     
  3. torid110 macrumors regular

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    I'm not familiar with your router, but from google, it looks like you can basically plug in your drive directly to the router and configure it as a NAS device.

    As for software, you're basically looking at hooking the drive up to a computer and sharing it out. There's nothing that you can install on the drive itself, to turn it into a NAS.
     

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