Solved

Seagate Desktop Hard Drive STCA4000100

Posted on 2013-12-30
8
576 Views
Last Modified: 2014-01-05
I have a seagate desktop HD backing up a cash register/inventory system for a retail business that connects via USB 3.0. I need to convert this to a NAS but I do not have any USB connection options on the router in the store. I have looked for network attached USB hubs but I haven't found anything that seems to support my need. Basically I need a USB 3.0 hub that will attach to my LAN through ethernet.

Does anyone know if this will work and, if so, what device I need to support this?
0
Comment
Question by:gacto
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • +2
8 Comments
 
LVL 19

Expert Comment

by:Rob Hutchinson
ID: 39747155
If it's just temporary to transfer the data...just use a laptop with USB 3.0
0
 

Author Comment

by:gacto
ID: 39747163
This is for a continuous backup system.
0
 
LVL 88

Expert Comment

by:rindi
ID: 39747170
What do you mean with "Convert to NAS"?

Why don't you just buy a NAS, maybe something from synology, then install your disk(s) within it and configure it for your needs? Something like what's shown in the Link below should do fine:

http://www.synology.com/en-uk/products/overview/DS112j
0
NFR key for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365

Veeam is happy to provide a free NFR license (for 1 year, up to 10 users). This license allows for the non‑production use of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 in your home lab without any feature limitations.

 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:R. Andrew Koffron
ID: 39747203
why wouldn't you just get a small NAS and hook it up to the network with a cat5 patch?
a couple/few hundred dollars on a NAS doesn't seem like an unreasonable expenditure for a inventory POS backup system. certainly seems more reliable than some wonky USB hub setup.

Unless your looking for something like a time capsule(awesome I love my time capsule) I think the 2TB one is around 300 and does a great job as a router as well.
0
 
LVL 26

Expert Comment

by:akahan
ID: 39748519
Not clear what you are trying to do.   If your aim is to copy the information that is currently on the USB drive onto a NAS, it seems to me the most direct way to do that would be to connect the USB drive to a USB port on the NAS, and then copy the files from the USB drive onto the NAS.
0
 

Author Comment

by:gacto
ID: 39756134
ok i guess my explanation did not make sense, so let's try it again.

i have a USB external HD that i simply need to move from being connected to the USB port on my computer to being connected to a LAN port on my router. i don't have USB connection on my router nor do i have an ethernet port on my external HD.

i just need to know is there a piece of hardware that i can purchase that will allow me to connect my USB HD to a LAN port on my router.
0
 
LVL 88

Accepted Solution

by:
rindi earned 500 total points
ID: 39756176
That's what a NAS is for. You can't connect a disk to an ethernet port and expect it to work. Also a router with USB port wouldn't work for that. USB ports on routers are there to connect and share printers.

Also, if you get a NAS, I suggest you get a new disk (or 2 if the NAS has 2 or more bays that support RAID) for the NAS, as they use a BSD or 'NIX based OS, and the disk would have to be formatted with a file-system compatible with that OS. If you removed your current USB disk from it's USB case and installed it in the NAS, you'd loose all the data on it.
0
 
LVL 26

Expert Comment

by:akahan
ID: 39756249
Answer to your question is YES.  You can get a housing for the hard drive that connects via Ethernet to your router, rather than via USB to your PC.

Here:  http://www.iocellnetworks.com/neo/
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Path Explorer

An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In the modern office, employees tend to move around the workplace a lot more freely. Conferences, collaborative groups, flexible seating and working from home require a new level of mobility. Technology has not only changed the behavior and the expe…
In this article, I am going to show you how to simulate a multi-site Lab environment on a single Hyper-V host. I use this method successfully in my own lab to simulate three fully routed global AD Sites on a Windows 10 Hyper-V host.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to enable the VMware\Hyper-V licensed feature of Backup Exec 2012. In addition, how to add a VMware server and configure a backup job. The first step is to acquire the necessary licen…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of configuring basic necessities in order to use the 2010 version of Data Protection Manager. These include storage, agents, and protection jobs. Launch Data Protection Manager from the deskt…

740 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question