Well answered my own question above.
Using a 'hub type' interface is not possible with DAS and eSATA due to the Dune not having a port multiplier for eSATA.
So that leaves USB 2.0 connection. Which is no way fast enough for any file transfers of significant size over the LAN.
The solution is going to have to be USB 3.0 drive box (backwards compatible with the Dune's USB 2.0) and bringing my laptop down to the media room to transfer files. Shouldn't be too much of a PITA. Too me it's worth the savings of a NAS. Hell I'll look at it as an extra step in updating the Zappiti jukebox.
Plus with this method every time I buy a new disk I'll buy two and keep a mirrored backup disk in my fire safe. One step better than any RAID backup. But a bit more time consuming.
I'll save so much over a NAS this way.
What is the max drive size the D-1 smarts can handle. I know the 3d boxes take up to 3TB, but can't find the number for the smart playerEdited by pdxrealtor - 8/6/13 at 7:57pm