I use a Seagate 3TB USB 3.0 drive. It works OK but not great. For instance, I can't just write a 1 GB video file to the drive as it's created rather I have to create it on another drive and copy it over. Trying to have the video conversion program write it directly results in a truncated file. I had to change one of the settings under WiFi before it would work.
Morning and thank you for the info. Did you have to do anything special to
get this to work? Did you need to format it with the computer you use it
with and/or create folders on it prior to connecting it? Is the drive
externally powered or usb powered? Could provide the exact model you used?
It's an externally powered, pre-formatted USB 3.0 drive. There's a USB setting hidden in the 2.4 GHz WiFi setup. Under the "Professional" tab it's called "Reducing USB 3.0 interference" Some people have reported that this needs to be disabled. After that, I set up the hard drive for SMB and DLNA sharing. Once it's shared via SMB, you can create whatever folders you need. I find that the USB 3.0 connector on the hard drive is easy to not insert fully. When it happens there are problems. Overall, I'd give the router a grade of "C" for it's file server capabilities. Works, mostly but not great.