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Can I connect my USB hard drive to an ethernet network?
You've gotten into the habit of backing up your data and bought an external USB hard drive to save your data. That's good, but now you want all your computers to access it. Having to plug it in to every computer individually sounds like a real pain.

The good news is, you don't have to. You can use a Network Storage Link which will allow you to connect a USB hard drive to an ethernet router. These devices often allow you to connect more than one drive so you can also share a thumb drive or a second hard drive, if you have one.

With your hard drive connected to your network, all the computers can access it at any time, not just one at a time. Be aware that the data will travel over the network more slowly than when the drive is connected directly to your computer. However, for most file transfers, the speed of the network connection will be fine.

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