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Add thunderbolt drive to ethernet network

Posted on 2014-10-16
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I have the a Promise Pegasus - Thunderbolt Raid Drive ( http://www.promise.com/storage/raid_series.aspx?m=192®ion=en-global&rsn1=40&rsn3=47 ) and another thunderbolt external hard drive that I want to share directly over a ethernet network. Is this possible and if so what is the best way to do this?

I have tried using a thunderbolt to gigabit ethernet adapter and plug directly into the network, but this does seem to work.

I am using os x operating system.
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by:strung
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It doesn't work that way. You need to connect the device to a server for some sort. You cannot share it directly over the network, anymore than you could share a USB drive directly over the network.
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Okay. Is there any intermediate device that can be added to make this possible, except another mac or server?
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Not that I know of. You might read this article:  http://www.cnet.com/how-to/digital-storage-basics-part-2-external-drive-vs-nas-server/

If the drive are USB rather than Thunderbolt, there is a possibility that it could connect direct to your router using your router's USB port, but I don't know of any routers that have a thunderbolt port.

You could hang it off one of your Macs and turn on file sharing on that Mac to server the drive across the network, but it would only work while that Mac was turned on and could potentially slow the Mac down.

Your other possibility would be to buy a Mac Mini which starts at $499. You might be able to pick a used one up cheaper.
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Many thanks for your help
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