08-18-2012 08:22 AM
Hello all. New tot he forum. I have a GoFlex Home Network storage system that I absolutely hate using over a network.
I was wondering if there was a way to hardwire this device as I do with my portable Seagates?
Thanks so much for the help.
08-18-2012 02:50 PM
1.You can connect the GFH directly to your PC by ethernet (it is still going to be a network connection, but it takes the router out of the equation).
2. You can buy a Goflex Desk base and put tthe drive from the Goflex Home into the Goflex Desk ( you could have saved some money by just buying a Goflex Desk first off)
3. You can buy a SATA to USB adapter (3.5inch 12V), remove the drive from the Goflex Home base and connect the drive using the adapter.
Just out of curiosity why did you get a Goflex Home if you don't want a Network Attache Storage? Maybe you could come to an arrangement with jirotam who has a Goflex Desk and wants a NAS
08-19-2012 05:47 AM
08-19-2012 02:24 PM
In your router, have you enabled UPnP? That might help with the slowness.
You should be able to browse the folders just like an external drive, so I don't know what is going on there.
Have a look at the attached screenshot from my file explorer. Does your Goflex show up properly under Network?
To connect directly via ethernet shouldn't require any special set up. You may neeed to set IP addresses manually
08-21-2012 08:04 AM
Can somebody run me through the specific steps in the hardwire of my Goflex Home unit? I tried to plug in the ethernet cable and it just made the top light ont eh base blink/flash orange.
08-21-2012 02:13 PM - edited 08-21-2012 02:13 PM
While it is connected and PC turned on, reset the Goflex Home through the little pinhole on the side (press for a couple of seconds only)
08-21-2012 03:52 PM
I actually have never connected my GoFlex Home "directly" to my router (an old-ish Netgear DG834G v2 with up to date firmware), its not a gigabit ethernet capable router
So my GoFlex Home is connected to a GS605 v2 automatically configured gigabit switch instead, I would be cutting the available performance by at least one tenth,
so your NAS does not actually have to be connected DIRECTLY to your router