I have an external USB harddrive that I want to use as shared drive on my home network. I have two options.
- Share it through the USB drive sharing features of the router ASUS RT-N65U.
- Share it by connecting to a Windows 2012 based server that I have on the network.
Which would be better for sharing a large drive reliably across Windows, OSX & Linux clients?
I personally feel that the windows server would be better at this. However, I like the fact that with the router, I don't depend on an actual box to be switched on all the time to host the drive.