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How can I hook my ProRaid hard drive array to my network?

by greatjay23 / September 3, 2013 11:03 AM PDT

I have an 8tb ProRaid 4 bay hard drive array. It is not a network drive, just an external hard drive array. I have a netgear router that is equipped with ReadyShare, however, ReadyShare does not support a device like my hard drive array, only flash drives and single drive enclosures. That much I figured before I even started. I really don't want to buy a NAS drive, since I already have my ProRaid, and would like to use it. How can I connect my ProRaid up to my network so I can access it from any computer on my network, and possibly from outside my network? Is there some kind of "adapter" that can work as a "middle man" to get my raid array online? My ProRaid connects with a USB 2.0 connection.
I really don't want to share it through a computer on the network, I don't want to have to keep a computer on just to use my array on the network or from outside. I would really like to find a way to get it to work through my router.
Any help would be appreciated!
Jay

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Which one?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 3, 2013 11:12 AM PDT
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by greatjay23 / September 3, 2013 11:54 AM PDT
In reply to: Which one?

Hi,
I'm not entirely sure why the netgear wouldn't detect it, but my guess is probably the size of the drive.

I really didn't have a major problem with using a PC, I just didn't want to. I was just hoping for a simple solution to make that array network accessible without a computer or anything. I was just hoping to hook it into my router with something to get it to work.

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There are NAS adapters.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 3, 2013 1:21 PM PDT
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But since I can't find what I'm working with I'm going to defer to ProRaid to supply what NAS adapters work.
Bob

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NAS Adapters.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 3, 2013 1:27 PM PDT
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