Wireless network storage.

By shuggyboi ยท 4 replies
Apr 21, 2007
  1. Hey, i was wondering if anyone could give me advice.

    In my house we have a wireless network, comprising of: 2 computers and various games consoles. For my computers i was wanting some external storage, just incase i need to reformat my PCs or get new ones. I have browsed for a while looking for a external (ethernet-capable) harddrive, around 300GB.However this browse hasn't really produced any decent results. Could someone suggest a few models?

    Thx in advance,
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,128   +982

    A networked HD is an implementation of SAN and requires special software.
    You really want a USB 2.0 HD of ~120gb. This will allow attachment to ANY OS
    and give you pleanty of storage/backup capacity. Make sure it comes with its
    own external power supply, as the current draw for an HD is too high to be
    self powered from the USB bus.
  3. shuggyboi

    shuggyboi TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I've thought about a USB ext harddrive, but its more a networkable drive i want. One of my PC's is upstairs and i was just wanting to be able to access the drive from upstairs, while the drive is attatched to my router which is downstairs.
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,128   +982

    So, give the wired systems SHARED access to it and let the upstairs unit
    access it wirelessly -- yea, it will take longer to backup, but only that system.

    You will get the BEST backup thruput with a direct USB 2.0 attachment to the
    system being saved,
    THEN a wired system at 10/100mb,
    and lastly, a wireless-G connction.
  5. shuggyboi

    shuggyboi TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok cool, thanks man.
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