View Full Version : Network adapters for SD - recommendations?

03-25-2012, 10:42 AM
I've been using SD for quite some time now with a pair of external USB drives with great success.

What I'd like to do is swap one, or even both, drives for network attached drives so I can a) free up USB ports and b) improve backup security by having the external drives located somewhere else in the house.

I'd rather buy a USB to Ethernet adaptor to keep the costs down rather than a whole new drive but if this, or even a dedicated multi bay NAS, are the best options then so be it.

Any advice from someone who's done similar? Any recommendations for SD compatible adapters?

03-25-2012, 10:58 AM
I've tested with the Airport Extreme, which works fine in most of its revisions. The DLink has had problems and successes... it's not an easy thing to do well.

03-28-2012, 03:32 AM
Thanks Dave, any suggestions as to which DLink to look out for?

03-28-2012, 08:39 AM
It's been so long, Benson, I don't have details. It was their relatively early USB drive adapter. Firmware updates may have improved things.

04-05-2012, 02:04 PM
Can I boot from a network created image by connecting it via USB?

04-05-2012, 02:06 PM
No. It's not a real drive...