I want to make an External HDD a NAS and a DAS. But How?
August 19, 2010 8:41 PM Subscribe
Is there any way I can connect my External USB hard drive to my PS3 non-wirelessly while still sharing it wirelessly with other devices (iPad, iPod and other PCs in my house) using an Airport Extreme and a 4 port USB hub? I have a gut feeling that there must be a way to do this but I can't actually work out a real world way to do this. I accept I may potentially need to buy a new cable or two but I can live with that. Any ideas?
posted by Effigy2000 to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
What I want to be able to do is have the External Hard Drive serve the PS3 with media like a DAS, so that I don't have to fool around with programs like PS3 Media Server and so that I don't get any lagging over the wireless network. However I nonetheless do want to be able to access that same hard drive wirelessly from my iPad (using Air Video Server) like a NAS and to be able to access the hard drive wirelessly via my PC.
Yes, basically I want my cake and to be able to eat it too.
Essentially what I'm envisaging is something like this
, but where the plan falls apart is the USB connection between the Hub and the PS3. I don't believe there's a cable that exists that would let me do this, and if there is, I haven't found it. Is there another solution I haven't consdered? Some magic cable I could buy that could make this work? Or is what I'm proposing basically impossible?