Ethernet alternative on the Network drives?!

This was something I threw out yesterday and would like to expand the conversation. I was disappointed to find just an ethernet hookup on my 3tb Live and this has proved to be as frustrating as my initial fear suggested. The ethernet/router method doesn’t seem to be the ideal way to load tbs of data into a drive. The USB 3 would be ideal for initial uploads as you can avoid so many bottlenecks. It’s also just a plain handy connector. It’s important to keep in mind that people aren’t trying to fill these gradually always. A lot of us have tbs sitting around that we’ve been waiting to stuff into a network box. How that’s going right now, I’ll have to get back to you in a week or two :frowning:

Any thoughts? Whomp me good.

Mounting the thing directly via USB would require that the internal file system be compatible with the host.

On Windows, that means it’d need to be NTFS.

On MAC, that’d mean HFS+.

But the internal file system is LINUX, which uses EXT4 file systems.

All the permissions on files would be wrong if they were loaded on there via USB.