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Ready Share for USB Hard Drives

MightyT
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Ready Share for USB Hard Drives

I relaced my Netgear R6300 with the Orbi RBR50 WiFi System with 2 Satelites. I have an external USB Hard Drive attached to my R6300 through Ready Share as a Network Drive. Worked great. Why can't I do this with Orbi, a much better system? When will it be available?

Model: RBR50| Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi (Router Only)
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FURRYe38
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Re: Ready Share for USB Hard Drives

I believe USB drive support wasn't quite implemented on the Orbi systems. 

Some say FAT32 formatted drives have worked for some. 

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CAX80 Modem Mode  | Wifi Router RBKE963 and RBE973 | Switches NG GS105/8, GS308v3, GS110MX and XS505M | Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX30/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: MK63, MK93S, R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, RAXE500, RAX120v2, RAX50v2, XR450/500/700/1000,

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MightyT
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Re: Ready Share for USB Hard Drives

Thanks for the reply! That’s a bummer. I would have expected it to work just as the R6300 did. It was great. Guess I’ll ha e to hook it up to a PC and share it. Not preferred for performance, but at least accessible.
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FURRYe38
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Re: Ready Share for USB Hard Drives

You can post a request here:

https://community.netgear.com/t5/Idea-Exchange-For-Home/idb-p/idea-exchange-for-home

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CAX80 Modem Mode  | Wifi Router RBKE963 and RBE973 | Switches NG GS105/8, GS308v3, GS110MX and XS505M | Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX30/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: MK63, MK93S, R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, RAXE500, RAX120v2, RAX50v2, XR450/500/700/1000,

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MightyT
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Re: Ready Share for USB Hard Drives

Thank you again!! Just did ... 👍🏻👍🏻
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FURRYe38
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Re: Ready Share for USB Hard Drives

Good Luck. 

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CAX80 Modem Mode  | Wifi Router RBKE963 and RBE973 | Switches NG GS105/8, GS308v3, GS110MX and XS505M | Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX30/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: MK63, MK93S, R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, RAXE500, RAX120v2, RAX50v2, XR450/500/700/1000,

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