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Convert HDD access to ethernet?

by GusGusGus / March 26, 2010 5:29 PM PDT

I recently had a mobo fry out on a Linux computer and to make a long story short, the HDD was also swapped out and then re-attached to the replacement computer, using a standalone case with a USB connnector.
I'd actually rather hook it up to my home network directly via ethernet, so I can back up files from another computer on it.
Is this possible?
Is there either a simple usb-to-ethernet adapter I can get, or is it possible to just get a cheap case with ethernet connnector and plug that in? Or will this require something more elaborate. Thanks for any advice!

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Convert standalone HDD access to ethernet?
by GusGusGus / March 29, 2010 10:20 AM PDT

Anyone?

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Needs an IP address
by Steven Haninger / March 30, 2010 12:05 AM PDT

As such, you need to find an external enclosure that offers such. Basically it's a NAS. I'm fairly certain I've seen these but there's no simple adapter to attach USB to Ethernet and provide the needed IP address.

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Maybe one of these will work
by Steven Haninger / March 30, 2010 12:09 AM PDT
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Ah - hadn't thought about that
by GusGusGus / March 30, 2010 10:19 AM PDT

Never occured to me that I'd need something that would assign an IP address! Very good point. Will have a look. Thanks

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