It appears you have not yet registered with our community. To register please click here...

Go Back [M] > Hardware Madness > General Madness - System Building Advice
NAS advice NAS advice
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

NAS advice
Closed Thread
Thread Tools
Old 8th November 2011, 19:43   #1
Posts: n/a
Default NAS advice


Here's my problem:

Connect an external HDD to a FDA regulated PC (so no modding, no drivers install, etc...)
Attaching this HDD to the PC can only be done by USB (like USB memory sticks or regular external HDD’s)

This same HDD will need to be accessible at the same time by USB and Ethernet.

Technically this can’t be done by a NAS…unless:

-You use 2 drives or partitions (?)
-One would be accessible as an external drive thru USB and would make on regular intervals (like every minute) a copy/backup to the second drive/partition, which would accessible thru the Ethernet.

- Can this be done ?
- What would be the cheapest solution ?
- How to implement this backup procedure ? Native NAS (raid) software or a small custom program ?

Can you please help me on this ?

Kind regards
Old 12th November 2011, 14:00   #2
Posts: n/a

Doesn't the FDA have some inhouse procedures for this ? If it's FDA regulated then I suppose creating a bridge using a USB disk/NAS combo isn't allowed and might be considered as a security breach, so be aware .

Afaik, concurrent access to a disk using USB and LAN is tricky. I've read here that the Lacie Network Space 2:
1) can be connected using USB
2) there are two partitions for USB and LAN
3) nothing about connecting both USB and LAN at the same time

It's a start, so I'd go check out the Lacie Network Space 2's documentation to see if this it what you need. With a bit of luck you can even regulate the backup from the USB partition -> LAN partition via the built-in backup solution.
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
PSU advice Teemto General Madness - System Building Advice 3 22nd March 2011 19:15
First Build Need Advice Devon General Madness - System Building Advice 5 26th March 2010 22:58
Advice on VGA card & PS dissabled General Madness - System Building Advice 1 21st December 2008 12:57
advice on DDR2 please Lino General Madness - System Building Advice 11 10th September 2007 14:53
Need some advice on new parts Nessmaster Hardware/Software Problems, Bugs 9 22nd August 2007 08:10
Need Help Pls. with Mobo advice thecookie General Madness - System Building Advice 5 30th March 2007 06:14
Need advice on cooling Maffia General Madness - System Building Advice 2 26th July 2006 17:18
Need Cooling Advice zetachi General Madness - System Building Advice 6 15th December 2005 23:38

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 04:15.

Powered by vBulletin® - Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO