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Old 05-29-2013, 05:18 PM
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So if a wifi router is only good for small use of an external hard drive, then how do you suggest I make my USB 3.0 external hard drive visible tot he rest of my home network (without leaving it plugged into my desk top PC).?
Use a NAS. Many have USB 3.0 ports and you can connect USB 3.0 hard drives to them. They will share files much faster than a router.

Of course you can also plug a USB 3.0 drive into a USB 2.0 socket. On a router it may not make much of a difference in speed since it's so CPU-constrained. On a NAS or a PC it will slow it down, but it will still work fine.
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Another thought on USB 3.0 is that it interferes with one of the bands... cant remember if it is the 2.4ghz or 5ghz one but reviews concerning the N65u (ASUS's refresh of the famed n56u) point to a issue with USB 3.0 cables causing interference. Using a shielded cables helps, but doesn’t seem to completely solve the issues.

I will post a little blurp on this when I get mine in the mail...... there should be other information available on this issue via the forums. Not certain if this just affects ASUS 65u routers or if all usb 3.0 enabled routers have issues
It's USB 3.0 and 2.4 GHz and yes, it's all USB 3.0 devices unless proper shielding is built in. Most manufacturers haven't properly addressed it yet.

Intel has a whitepaper on it:

http://www.usb.org/developers/whitepapers/327216.pdf
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