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Dok

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Hello.
I would kindly ask for your advice, please!
Which one should I attach to one of my router's usb: a self powered 3.5 external hard-drive or a SSD (which is in an enclosure)?
I'm considering only the "health" of the router. I don't mind the lack of speed.
I'm thinking that, since the router will power the ssd, it'll be warmer/hotter? Which is no so good, isn't it?
Thanks for any advice!
 
Hello.
I would kindly ask for your advice, please!
Which one should I attach to one of my router's usb: a self powered 3.5 external hard-drive or a SSD (which is in an enclosure)?
I'm considering only the "health" of the router. I don't mind the lack of speed.
I'm thinking that, since the router will power the ssd, it'll be warmer/hotter? Which is no so good, isn't it?
Thanks for any advice!
Do not use a self powered drive! Thumb drive is OK to use with Entware and etc. For storage invest in a NAS. Routers do not make good file storage.
 
Thank you bbunge!
Why should I don't use a self powered drive? And to be in clear, by thumb drive/self powered drive do you mean the ssd in an enclosure that I mentioned?
Thanks!
 
Thank you bbunge!
Why should I don't use a self powered drive? And to be in clear, by thumb drive/self powered drive do you mean the ssd in an enclosure that I mentioned?
Thanks!
An SSD in an enclosure still needs to be powered. The router does not have enough power for external drives, SSD or conventional spinning rust.
As I said, an external drive on a router is not recommended. Sure, manufactures say you can use external drives but many of us "old hats" know better.
 
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