Is this possible?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by gadgetgirl85, Jul 31, 2006.

  1. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

    gadgetgirl85

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    I dont know if this is possible but I have two PC hard drives (one which is on its way out) and I also have an old 15" screen...is it possible somehow to link the mac mini and the PC together someway? Like be able to use them concurrently? Am I dreaming or is it possible some way
     
  2. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    You mean... have them both hooked up to the same monitor? And accessing the same hard drives?

    For the monitor, you can use a KVM switch, and you can use a network hard drive enclosure to have both computers access the same drive (at least that's how I've done it in the past).
     
  3. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    So you have two(three) computers and one screen?

    You can get a KVM (Keyboard, video, mouse) switch like this.
     
  4. interlaced macrumors 6502a

    interlaced

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    Ah so THAT's what that means. Been bugging me for the longest time.
     
  5. gadgetgirl85 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Is a KVM switch expensive? I guess I'm just thinking of a way to use my two hard drives concurrently if possible before getting rid of my old PC if its possible.
     
  6. gadgetgirl85 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Looks like its a bit out of my price range :( Cant run the two together anyway

    Going to do it a second way: I'll just plug the PC in and use my old 15" and run them on the same desk think thats the best option
     

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