Best way to share USB drive on ethernet

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by NullMind, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. NullMind macrumors newbie

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    Im replacing my MacPro with a Macbook Pro, unfortunately the internal storage is not enough, I need to move around inside our offices, so as such I need ot be able to do the following

    - Have 2 external drives
    -- 1 Drive for Time Machine
    -- 1 Drive for extra storage

    I already have a nice 3TB USB drive, I was planning to get a second one, what can I use to connect them to the master switch (ethernet) so I can access the data on the extra storage data and at the same time continue to backup my internal (and hopefully the network drive as well) to time machine ?

    I head about Airport Express, seems to only accept one drive, s my best (most native) was to get two airport express and plug a drive to each ? or is there another solution on the market ?

    thanks for any advise

    Carlos
     
  2. satcomer macrumors 603

    satcomer

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    The Finger Lakes Region
    #2
    If you are using wireless or gigabyte Ethernet.

    At home I use a Airport Time Capsule (but an Airport Extreme will be the same) , with a powered USB2 hub, and just use the sharing feature in the Airport Capsule and save music, pictures & movies to two different older externals 9plugged into the hub). It work get on wireless N using the upper 5GHz range (to avoid other wireless networks in my building) and it works great in my flat.

    Now in you case you need a USB to Ethernet adapter for each drive. Just make sure in your subnet you use Gigabyte Ethernet cable and a gigabyte switch or router.
     

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