Best/Most Affordable Networking External hard drive

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  1. taco2004 macrumors member

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    I have a Early 2006 MBP that is running Tiger and plan on upgrading to SL very soon. Right now I am trying to find a External Hard drive I can run over my wireless network so I can access my music and other files. So far the only who options that look good are the WD My Book World Edition and the Buffalo Tech Linkstation Pro. I am thinking of going with a 2 tb drive so I wont have to worry about running out of space for a while. I have a Linksys WRT54GS wireless router. Each of these external hard drives are at or around $300. Is there any other options out there? This is for home use. :D
     
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    I had bought a Netgear NAS 2-disk enclosure (bring your own drives) and since it used client software on the computer, it would only run on Windows and not on my Mac. I returned it and bought a Buffalo Linkstation Pro Duo (2x1Tb mirrored) and it works like a champ. I like that I can access it remotely, as well.
     
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    What are the benefits to having a dual drive over a single drive?
     
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    RAID, mostly. I'm running RAID 1 for redundancy.
     
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    If it's truly a NAS (and not just an external hard drive), it should work with any router with 10/100/1000-Base-T networking. I'm using a Linksys router.
     
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    I'm using the same one. You shouldn't have any trouble.

    This is the NAS I'm using. It works with my Macs and PC's.
     
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