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4.0 out of 5 stars Router performance is good - USB drive has limitations (updated), June 3, 2011
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This review is from: Linksys E3200 High-Performance Simultaneous Dual-Band Wireless-N Router (Personal Computers)
UPDATE 6/15/2012:
I see the comments mentioning that Sep 2011 firmware update is fixing the max size limitation of attached USB drive. I verified this from release notes of firmware update from linksys website [...]. While I don't have a higher capacity drive to test this out (using NAS drives now), I' updating this review to 4 stars based on the release notes and user comments. The router is still going strong without any issues.

ORIGINAL REVIEW:
The router performance is good and I'm happy with the speed/bandwidth compared to my older Linksys wireless N router. But, the USB drive connectivity for file sharing/backup has it's limitation. I have a 3 TB harddisk, but the router detects only 750 GB of the space. Chat with customer service confirmed that they have not tested this router for 3 TB capacity drive. So, it appears to be a limitation right now. Perhaps, a firmware upgrade might fix this in future. But, as of now, my rating stays at 3 stars for false/incomplete advertisement about the Product.
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Initial post: Jun 19, 2011 2:09:00 AM PDT
Menehune says:
Forget the option to file share over USB port, use a NAS drive.

Posted on Oct 24, 2011 8:47:11 PM PDT
M says:
Have you come across a fix?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 25, 2011 7:14:16 AM PDT
Sree K says:
Nope. Returned the external hard drive and bought a Synology disk stationSynology DiskStation 2-Bay (Diskless) Network Attached Storage (DS211J). This works better as shared drive (and more...) for the complete network. Though it costs more than a USB external hard drive, it serves better purpose.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2011 8:17:29 PM PST
surrey405 says:
The September, 2011 firmware update fixes the issue. It now supports 3TB drives.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 14, 2012 7:07:58 PM PDT
S. Cirupati says:
I am seriously considering buying this, but I came across this issue (i.e. supports only750G disk?). Can anyone please tell me whether you are able to access >= 2GB disks?

Posted on Jun 15, 2012 9:46:18 AM PDT
Sree K says:
I see a comment from surrey405 mentioning tha Sep 2011 firmware update fixed the USB drive limitations. So, I'm revising the review to 4 stars. The router is still going strong without any issues.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 15, 2012 10:57:38 AM PDT
S. Cirupati says:
Hi Sree,
Are you able to connect disks >= 2GB size? I have sees surrey405 comment earlier, but I am looking for a latest information. Can you please share your experience? Thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 22, 2012 12:16:13 AM PST
Bogdan says:
Hi Sree,
What external drive do you use. Does your external drive need to be powered independently of it can be powered by the USB (the WD My Passport is what I'm looking to buy for this purpose). Another question, does the external HDD overheats if you keep it plugged in? Is there a way to turn it off from the Cisco software?
Thanks,
Bogdan
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