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External Hard Drive USB & Network Capable?

by tamicarp / August 13, 2007 1:16 PM PDT

Is there any external network drive that supports a network AND usb connection? Sometimes when the network is running slow, it would be nice to directly access my external drive directly from one of the office PC's. Is there any external drive that allows connectivity either way??

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Try
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 13, 2007 11:20 PM PDT
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Neat, but I noticed. . .
by Coryphaeus / August 14, 2007 11:53 AM PDT
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it includes a screwdriver and states the drive must be formatted to FAT32. Hmmmmm.

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Yup.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 16, 2007 6:30 AM PDT

Many of those network drives have filesystem limitations. It has to do with the fact that to be a NAS it has to have a small CPU, OS and without a full size PC you get whatever was programmed into that small chip.

Bob

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