USB Hard Drive RRS feed

  • Question

  • What problems am I looking at if I connect a USB 500GB HDD to my WHS Box, I got the USB HDD for Cheap and was hoping to take the sata drive out, but I do not have any spare power connecters and as its a Sunday my local shops arent open. So would it be worth waiting and buying a molex sata connector or should I just connect by USB.

    Sunday, October 25, 2009 12:04 PM

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  • Some users have had problems when they connect USB drives to their server for use in the storage pool. Drives will report errors, or drop out of the storage pool unexpectedly, etc. As a result, we don't recommend the use of USB devices in the storage pool, only as server backup drives.

    So if additional storage is your intent, I would wait until Monday. :)
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Sunday, October 25, 2009 2:43 PM