External HD with Ethernet & USB file access?
April 9, 2014 2:38 PM Subscribe
I want to read/write files on an external HD via both USB and over the network.
posted by wutangclan to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
The HD will be connected to my WDTV via USB, for playing movies that I've downloaded. I want to transfer files from my PC to the HD over the network. I do NOT want the HDTV to access files over the network, because a) I've tried it and it's terribly unreliable, and b) it doesn't work for high bit-rate, high resolution files.
The problem I've found is that products such as the WD My Cloud provide network file access, but the USB port is to host daisy-chained additional drives. You cannot read/write files via USB.
Is there reasonably priced, turnkey product that does what I want?