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Make SATA drive a router drive

Make SATA drive a router drive
I have a 1 TB seagate SATA hdd, i want to connect it to my linksys wireless router using ethernet... *I dont want to buy a new Drive, but use an existing one, maybe with some kind of external casing.

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Guest [Entry]

"Yes, this is possible.

NewEgg sells a product that would fit your need - the IOCell Networks 352ND Ethernet 2 Bay NDAS Network Enclosure - Retail (long name!)

This product is ""okay"", according to the reviews - it looks like it has some limitations.

You may want to look into a NAS (Network Attached Storage) device, but they're kind of expensive. http://www.newegg.com/store/SubCategory.aspx?SubCategory=124&Tpk=NAS

If you have an old computer lying around, you may be able to create your own, using FreeNAS software.

For something cheaper, NewEgg also has a SYBA SD-U2NAS-35 Aluminum 3.5"" Silver USB 2.0 & RJ45 External Enclosure w/Big fan (another long name - but, with a big fan!). It's significantly cheaper than the first one I mentioned (this one's $39.99 as of this writing) and includes a USB interface."
Guest [Entry]

another alternative (maybe not so 'green' :) ... if you have some old clunker with a SATA controller, you can turn it into a powerful NAS and media streaming server with FreeNAS