Linksys E8450, is it possible to convert the usb2.0 port to usb3.0

I bought a Linksys E8450 and flashed in OpenWRT to use as a NAS, but the USB2.0 speed is too slow, is there a simple way to convert to USB3.0 port.


if that is a question then the answer would be - NO
USB is more than a connector - a chipset and some connections in between
Possibly if you're willing to invest lots of time in this project it can work

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You're trying to use a router as a NAS?

Yes, for LAN use only.

Hmmm...I know it's possible.

I'd rather have a NAS behind the router as a separate device, and let the router do what it's intended to do...route packets and handle networking.

The OpenWRT WIKI says that the Soc supports USB3.0. I'm not too sure about the connections between the Soc and the USB connector.

Comments USB SATA ports: only USB 2.0 is wired despite SoC supporting USB 3.0

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I think this does not work, I looked at the back of the E8450 USB2.0 port, only 4 pin, and USB3.0 need 9, I do not know how to do the other 5 pin.

Would have recommended you to get a cheap Pogoplug, with USB3 port(s), but I see they're not as cheap as they used to be :confused:

Think I paid for $10 for the one I've got.

Same with the Seagate Dockstar, but it doesn't have USB3.

Thanks for the recommendation, so far the Raspberry Pi 4 is the best choice.