USB drives are commonly used by connecting the device directly to a computer’s USB port. This scenario only makes the drive available to the computer to which it is attached. It does not allow other users to access the external hard drive remotely.
There is a software solution that makes it possible to access a USB drive from any network-attached machine. It works by allowing an external hard drive attached to your computer’s USB interface to be shared remotely from any location. The device will function like it is physically connected to the remote machines.
Steps to access hard drive remotely:
TipsUSB Network Gate can be run on Windows, Linux, macOS, and Android platforms. It offers cross-platform functionality so you can share devices among computers running different operating systems.
Things you'll need
- USB over Network app;
- A USB drive to be shared with remote users;
- A computer running Windows, macOS or Linux.