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I have the HHG2500 Vodafone Business Broadband router and I would like to plug in my Seagate hard drive (USB 3.0).
I cannot find any product information about the specifications for the use of hard drives with the router, but from reading other posts I have gather the following information. If you can confirm this is still valid for my router?
If this is correct, please can you advise the type of adapter I would need to plug in this hard drive to the router?
The cable from the harddrive is USB3 Micro B to USB3. Is there a USB3 to ethernet adapter that would work or is there still an issue with the power required for USB3.0 over ethernet.
The USB ports on the HHg2500 are unsupported. If you plug hard drive directly into the router it won't work. If you get a powered hub and plug that into the router and then plug the hard drive into the powered hub, it'll work for a bit, and then it'll end up in a boot loop. If you really want to add storage to your network you'll need to get a hard drive that attaches to the network and not via a USB port on the router!
As I don't want to have to buy anther drive, can you recommend a hub to use that can connect this USB3 drive to the router? Perhaps a powered hub that has USB3 ports with also an ethernet connection to connect to the router?