Question Connecting a USB hard drive to a Synology NAS vs router

Goi

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Hi guys,

I have a Synology DS218j NAS that's connected to an ASUS RT-AC2600 router (that is also my house's main router). I have a spare 2TB USB hard drive lying around and would like to add it to the network as another NAS. Both my NAS and router supports NAS via USB. Would it be better to connect my USB hard drive to my existing NAS, or to my router? What are the pros and cons? Thanks!
 

VirtualLarry

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Connect it to your primary existing NAS, by far. It's purpose-built for storage, rather than a design afterthought, and should have more appropriate CPU "grunt" to handle it.

This assessment might differ, if your router is five years or more newer than your NAS. (Because the relative CPU power.)
 
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