A few months ago I purchased a Linksys E3000 router in the 'hopes' that it would be able to share my media via my Seagate Go Flex Desk via the USB port so I wouldn't have to leave my PC on to do it. Little did I know that the thing has size limitations to what is allowed. My HD is 3TB. I tried and tried to get it to recognize it in vain. So I haven't bothered with it until recently. Figured a few months have passed and SURELY they'd have a updated firmware out that would open this thing up to larger HD's….ha. Nope. So now I either get this figured out using Tomato or I need to figure something else out. I seriously want a media share setup. Is it possible,through this Tomato firmware deal, to get the USB and router to recognize my Seagate Goflex Desk 3tb external HD??? Or am I wasting my time and should move on to some other deal???
Date: 29 Jan 2012 04:31
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Perhaps you could try to provide some more specific details such as:
- what version of Tomatousb did you actually try? (Toastman build, Shibby build, custom build?)
- did you erase the NVRAM thorougly?
- what type of partition table is on the harddrive (GPT?)
- what type of filesystem(s) did you try (NTFS, EXT3, HFS+?)
According to forumpost with title: "e3000-usb-hard-drive-size-limitation-question" a 3TB GPT EXT3 harddisk should work (at least on recent Toastman builds). Google is your friend :-)
Thanks, CTX, I think I may have found the solution by your suggestion. Just need time to give it a shot now.
Super, I wasn't using a Tomato build yet. I wanted to know IF it would make a difference and enable the USB to work with the 3TB drive, unlike the stock build. That's why I asked this question before I go making changes to the router, will it enable the 3TB Seagate drive to work. And I searched 'Google' to find the answer. It isn't as easy as you make it sound. I found this site through it though so it may have finally lead me somewhere to get help. I'm not new to computers but this networking stuff is like a different planet. I've built my own computers before but when it comes to networking, it's a confusing mess! What I've found is I need a certain Tomato build, to be determined as of yet, and then format the drive in I guess it's GPT which I'd not heard of so had to research that. Then I've gotta do the 30/30/30 deal to reset the router and on and on. But now I just need time to do what I found and need to offload what's on the drive so I can reformat it to the new whatever the GPT deal is. Thankfully the guy that had the issue has the exact same drive I'm having issues with and router so what worked for him should for me as well…..