Use portable USB drive for NAS on 1900ACv1?

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Rickers
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2022 22:21    Post subject: Use portable USB drive for NAS on 1900ACv1? Reply with quote
I have a 5 TB external Seagate portable (meaning no separate power connector) drive. Since it draws its power from USB, is it okay to plug into the 1900ACv1 router and use for NAS?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2022 22:48    Post subject: Reply with quote
*NOT an expert*

I believe people have said you will need external power for a spinning drive. 1 way to do this would be a powered USB hub. A non-mechanical drive (thumb drive) works fine just using power from the router. I ran a NAS setup on my 1900v1 that way for quite awhile.

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Rickers
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2022 23:53    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thanks for the suggestion!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2022 8:22    Post subject: Reply with quote
I've had a lot of luck with 2.5" drives. Mechanical and SSD. It's all about how much power it draws. That being said, the important thing to know is that you'll have to partition the drive for ext4 to use it unless you install FAT support on your router.
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