Use WHS Server as an external HD? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I've always thought it would be neat to be able to have a computer -- like a WHS, where all the hard drives are pooled and duplicated -- that could also be used as an external hard drive. Plug in a usb cable and copy over large files, etc. I guess there would be the problem of permissions, but if you are sitting within USB range of the machine, you've got access regardless, right? So, I guess I am wondering if it is (A) even possible or (B) being worked on at all for WHS? Thanks! nate
    Saturday, June 23, 2007 1:54 AM


  • No, there is no way built in to WHS to link it with another computer over USB for file transfers. About the fastest connection that you'll be able to manage without additional hardware and software is a crossover network cable directly from one computer to the other.
    Saturday, June 23, 2007 2:25 AM