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Re: Use multiple external hard drives

Steppin
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Use multiple external hard drives

I have a 4TB 3.0 usb drive connected to the R7000 3.0 port.
I have a Printer connected to the 2.0 port.

This setup works fine...

But I need to add another drive and it's a 2.0 external drive. I tried a usb hub that I connected to my 2.0 printer and External drive.

Both drives keep disconnecting when I upload or download about 500mb or more from either one of them.

Is there another way I can set this up?
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R01k
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Re: Use multiple external hard drives

Why not connect the printer to a PC? What about a WiFi printer?
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Steppin
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Re: Use multiple external hard drives

I don't have a wifi printer and this way multiple laptops and tablets can print.
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R01k
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Re: Use multiple external hard drives

Did you try hooking both HDDs to the hub?
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VE6CGX
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Re: Use multiple external hard drives

Hi,
Some USB hubs are known to work. Ultimately move to NAS box.
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Steppin
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Re: Use multiple external hard drives

yes no luck.
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Temporel
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Re: Use multiple external hard drives

Steppin, any of your computer can share the printer.
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R01k
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Re: Use multiple external hard drives

But I bet he doesn't want to have a PC on all the time.
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Temporel
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Re: Use multiple external hard drives

people have weird needs. There are wifi adapters for USB printer, he could also just get a bigger HD instead of 2. WiFi printer are cheap these days ($30.00 for an HP). He could by a NAS, he could also get a decent USB hub. Nope, he just want to use his current setup which doesnt work.
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Steppin
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Re: Use multiple external hard drives

what is a decent usb hub?
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jsaelman
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Re: Use multiple external hard drives

Hey Steppin,

I wouldn't go buy any other USB hubs if you're not even sure this is the problem. Neither would I throw away my current setup ;-)

What you can do is connect your printer to a spare ethernet port on your router (or switch). To do this, you need a printserver with both a USB 2.0 and an ethernet connection.
google on 'printserver usb ethernet' and you'll get plenty of results starting at around 20 euros.
I'm not sure if I'm allowed to advise brands, since I just recently joined the forums, but you should be able to find a cheap solution with this.

Good luck
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