I'm looking to create a NAS with a 3TB drive that I already have. I thought using a router and DD-WRT would do the job, but DD-WRT on my router (Asus RT-N13U) does not support GPT and thus only supports 2TB drives.
So, how do I figure out if a router supports drives greater than 2TB so I could connect the drive I already have?
Running DD-WRT on it is not a must.
Edit: Thusfar I have gathered the following regarding router support:
- If using a router, it must support both GPT and filesystems, as well as USB.
- DD-WRT's latest builds do have GPT support compiled into the kernel
- Tomato GPT support?
- Some Tomato firmwares require special builds to support USB
- Filesystem support can be added in via kernel modules located on the drive itself, after system boot
- No routers with only 4Mb of flash seem to have GPT, USB, and FS support, while 8+mb routers usually do
Another approach I have been looking into is running archlinux on a sharing device such as the pogoplug, thereby offloading FS duties and delegating the router to solely wireless duties.