How to Add a Hard Drive to a Network - dummies

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First, you can connect an external USB hard drive to a router that features USB ports. Plug the hard drive into the wall and then connect it to the router. The hard drive may be instantly recognized, or it might require additional configuration. The second method to connect a hard drive is directly.

Most NAS’s also have USB ports, which means you can plug in an external hard drive and transfer data that way too, using the file manager built into the NAS. QNAP and Synology both have guides How to turn an old netbook into a NAS drive | TechRadar