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Can I connect a portable hard drive as NAS?

RedFord
Community Member

Can I connect a portable hard drive as NAS on a Google mesh system?

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Juzdu
Silver Product Expert
Silver Product Expert

Is it a NAS drive, i.e. one that just needs a hard wired ethernet connection?  If so yes, you can connect it to the Google mesh router's LAN port.  But if it's a regular portable hard drive with a USB connection then no, there's no USB port on the Google router/points, obviously.

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RedFord
Community Member

Thanks to those who chimed in. I received my answer.  I'm looking at a dedicated NAS. Have one ordered. 

Thanks again!

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Juzdu
Silver Product Expert
Silver Product Expert

Is it a NAS drive, i.e. one that just needs a hard wired ethernet connection?  If so yes, you can connect it to the Google mesh router's LAN port.  But if it's a regular portable hard drive with a USB connection then no, there's no USB port on the Google router/points, obviously.

EdwardT
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi folks,

 

@Juzdu, thanks for the help!

 

@RedFord, how's it going with your Google Wifi? Still need our help?

 

Thanks,

Edward

RedFord
Community Member

Thanks to those who chimed in. I received my answer.  I'm looking at a dedicated NAS. Have one ordered. 

Thanks again!

EdwardT
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi RedFord,

 

Thanks for the response. Give us an update once you receive it or let us know if you have more questions. We'd be glad to help!

 

Thanks,

Edward

EdwardT
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi RedFord,

 

It's me again, I wanted to check back in to see if you have other questions and concerns. Feel free to let me know if you do. 

 

Thanks,

Edward
 

EdwardT
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi RedFord,

 

Just checking in to make sure that you've seen our response. Please let us know if you have any other questions or concerns as I will be locking this in 24 hours.

 

Thanks,

Edward