need a new external HD V. USB and ethernet

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  1. ryan112ryan

    ryan112ryan New Member

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    so ive been looking at the Maxtor drives, but the networkable drives don't seem to be able to just use usb to hook up to my comp if i want to(is that right) plus they are kinda pricy. i would like a drive that has the following:

    -around 200 gigs
    -good automated backup software
    -around 150 bucks
    -usb connection (and firewire if posible)
    -ethernet (hook up to a network)

    suggestions :confused:
     
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    For network storage, I have the Linksys NSLU2. That plugs into your network, and then you can add up to 2 external USB drives to it and you have a mini NAS. I can even log into it from work to copy files. I used an 80 gig drive and bought an enclosure for it.

    You would have to manually backup what you want, but I use a program called Second Copy 2000 to backup certain directories on it to one of my other machines.

    HTH.
     
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    keleko yes, he is

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    how fast does that linksys adapter work i was intrigued a few months ago when i saw it in the store, does it cause much of a lag?
     
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    It's just like copying files from one computer to another over a network. I don't notice any lag. I can play MP3's and video's off it if I wanted.

    The only thing you may not like about it is that the Linksys unit has to format the drive you use on it and does so with some Linux file system, so storing files on it and then wanting to take it to another machine to copy files off will not work. Just thought I'd let you know.

    I guess they are popular with the Linux guys since some people figured out how to hack into them and run servers and apps off of it.

    I just use it for network storage and works fine for me.
     
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    keleko yes, he is

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    :wavey:

    you did read my post above, right?

    120gb, ethernet, usb, new in box, with backup software, far cheaper than retail...
     
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    keleko yes, he is

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    *bump*ing my oldest post/thread, just because i can

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