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8TB Hard Drive on Nighthawk X8 R8500

Swerve83
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8TB Hard Drive on Nighthawk X8 R8500

Does the Nighthawk X8 (R8500) support 8TB Hard Drives???????  My 5TB WD My Book is no longer supported it seems on the USB 3.0, but it works on the USB 2.0 port. I am upgrading to a large storage anyway and want to see about making a 8TB work before I get my NAS up and running through my server/switch.

 

Thanks for any help/advice.

Model: R8500|Nighthawk X8 Tri-Band AC5300 WiFi Router
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Re: 8TB Hard Drive on Nighthawk X8 R8500

You can get an idea of what you can use from this page:

 

Will my USB drive work with ReadySHARE | Answer | NETGEAR Support

 

You may be pushing it with 8TB drives.

 

For serious networking use Ethernet.

 

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Re: 8TB Hard Drive on Nighthawk X8 R8500

You can get an idea of what you can use from this page:

 

Will my USB drive work with ReadySHARE | Answer | NETGEAR Support

 

You may be pushing it with 8TB drives.

 

For serious networking use Ethernet.

 

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Swerve83
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Re: 8TB Hard Drive on Nighthawk X8 R8500

Yah I ran across this link earlier. Figured 8TB would be pushing it. Eventually I will be using a swich with rack holding 5-10 drives, totaling around 36TB.

 

Thanks for your reply!

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antinode
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Re: 8TB Hard Drive on Nighthawk X8 R8500

> For serious networking use Ethernet.

   As opposed to what, exactly?

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