I have a Netgear AC1750 R6300v2 router with a USB 3.0 port on the back. I previously had an old WD MyBook 1.5TB external HD plugged in that was immediately recognized by the router and accessble through my wifi network. I just bought the WD EasyStore 14TB hard drive that was recently on sale at Best Buy.
When I plug this drive in, it does not show up on router settings at all. I know the drive works because I had it plugged in directly into my laptop and had it recently formatted. No firmware updates available for my router
Any tips would be greatly appreciated. thanks in advance!
Edit — SOLVED: I scoured random forums and found the solution that worked. It seems that my router and many others cannot recognize sole partitions over a couple of terabytes. The solution is to create at least two partitions — one of the partitions being a dummy partition essentially.
I made one partition that was sized only 10 MB and the 2nd partition was the remaining 12.7 TB. Upon institution of these changes and refreshing the router in the gateway, both partitions were immediately recognized. Prior to this, nothing would show at all. I mounted the larger partition and boom — everything works perfectly.
Also, not sure if this makes a difference but I refreshed my router with the latest DD-WRT firmware as I previously pondered if the older (and longer updated) Netgear firmware of the router was the issue. I would definitely try the steps above before doing this to save yourself the time.