Question "wireless" external hard drive

Aug 11, 2018
Hi, I currently had a couple of external hard drives wired to a powered usb hub, which is wired to the usb port on my laptop

I want to do one of two things, one of them is (probably?) easier.

Either I want to wirelessy connect the USB hub to the laptop, or I want to wirelessly connect a single external hard drive, to the laptop (the external hard drive would have it's own mains power supply)

a standard 1TB 2.5" hard drive will set me back about £45, which is fine.

doing a search for bluetooth hard drives seems to put them in the £150 area, which isn't preferable. also do bluetooth hard drives go for 'complete' portability and use their own battery power? (not preferable either)

basically ideally I want to find a way to wirelessly connect my usb hub to the laptop, I'm not sure if this is possible. the range doesn't have to be more than a few metres. Hope I've asked that question clearly


Diamond Member
May 6, 2012
Unfortunately wireless USB never took off. I'd question using Bluetooth too, it's a bit on the slow side for a HDD. That leaves wifi, but I haven't seen any wifi-to-external-drive adaptors, other then the Kingston MobileLite series.

While not exactly what you're looking for, perhaps you could use something like this?

There is also an SSD version, but it costs significantly more per GB:
Mar 10, 2004
My wifi router has a USB port that I can plug a drive into and have wireless access to it.
Aug 11, 2018
I was just wondering, something like this

£55 for 1TB, not too bad

someone will have to educate me on this, so it has a usb port or something to recharge the battery with? what sort of bandwidth would the bluetooth it uses have? my laptop has bluetooth so I assume it could connect with that?

would the wifi on it connect with my laptop? would I be able to make sure it doesn't connect with a wifi router? (or the bluetooth doesn't connect with any other bluetooth devices nearby)
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Aug 11, 2018
ok I don't know if anyone can confirm this....after some googling, it said you can connect to two wifi sources simultaneously, if you have two wifi adapters?

The laptop has onboard wifi, and I can connect a USB wifi adapter to it

this should hopefully mean I can be connected to the wifi router, and wifi Asus WHD-A2 hard drive linked above, at the same time?


Elite Member | Peripherals
Super Moderator
Mar 4, 2000
Just so happens that I have two active Wi-Fi sources - on comes with my ISP's modem, and the other from a router connected to it. My laptop connect to either one, and likewise my Kindle. I have had both active at the same time. So, I would say your idea will work.