Backing Up and Sharing Between 3 Computers - Options?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by tyreal, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. tyreal macrumors member

    Oct 30, 2008
    I have 3 computers: 1 Desktop Windows, 1 Macbook (alum), 1 Macbook Pro. I also have a PS3.

    Looking to setup network storage but not sure what my options are. I'm aware of network storage devices which backup and share, but can I setup the same thing with an extra hard drive in my PC? Or perhaps an external hard drive?

    I basically want a separate hard drive(s) to do mirror and incremental backups, as well as share music, pics, docs, etc. with all three computers and my PS3.

    Thanks for your help!
  2. Olivier L. macrumors member

    Feb 26, 2009
    A network drive connected to your router would have the advantage that you don't need to have a computer switch on for the other to do the back-up or access the drive. That could avoid you having the windows PC running all the time.
  3. tyreal thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 30, 2008
    Ok. Thank you.

    Do most NAS devices allow a direct connection for mirroring? Network mirroring would take forever. I've noticed most come with USB connections, but wasn't sure if that was for additional external hard drive space.

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