By Ki Grinsing
Easy way to share the storage on the wireless network, you can share via your router or attach a NAS on the network
Storage is a mandatory device in a computer network either at home or in small to large offices. With storage that can be accessed over the network you can easily perform backup and restore easily and is more practical than to store various files locally on each computer. Besides, with network storage you can provide public access to common most usage files for examples music, images or videos and is more practical if you can access them wirelessly.
In homes you can choose the wireless router that is equipped with USB port and attach the external disk storage to the router to be accessible across the network. Or you can attach a NAS device with Ethernet port and attach to your local network either to the switch or router.
Attach the storage to the router
For the needs of home wireless networks or small offices, the need for network storage can use a wireless router that comes with a USB port. All wireless routers that come with a USB port are essentially functioned for sharing the storage, although on some models can also be used to share a printer.
One of the wireless routers that include a USB port is D-link DIR-655 wireless N300 router. In the past this router was very popular and even to date due to its good performance and solid wifi network connection. This router comes with one USB port with Shareport technology you can share the storage or printer.
You may also consider Asus RT-N66U with two USB ports, very good router with high customer rating in Amazon.
Use a wireless storage router
If you think that storage is a major requirement in your multimedia wireless network, well – storage is indeed very important element in supporting your multimedia network, then you can consider the wireless router that is specifically designed with storage bay built into the casing of the router such as Netgear Centria router.
Netgear Centria WNDR4700/4720 comes with storage bay with Internal SATA disk upgradable up to 2TB; additional external USB 3.0 disk and SD Card slot.
This router is engineered by the recent wireless N900 technology, very fast in supporting your HD media environment. The beauty with this router is that it supports Time machine for Mac environment and Ready-share Vault for automatic backup strategy. Moreover the router is ready with built-in DLNA media server and is Ready-Share cloud.
See more detail for Netgear WNDR4700-7200 Centria router.
Argosy Multimedia Player and Network / Recorder
If you have already a wireless network environment in home, and you demand a huge storage for your multimedia files including HD video, music, and other files documents to share with the computers and watch/listen audio/video directly on TV and Home Theater, you need the HV359T Argosy Multimedia Player and Network / Recorder for your wireless network storage.
The beauty of this HV359T is that you can use this multimedia HDD player to convert old video tapes directly to digital files saved in HDD without using a PC, or copy to DVD. Check this HV359T Argosy in Amazon with the price around $280.