Connecting to a NAS?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by R.Youden, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. R.Youden macrumors 68020

    R.Youden

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    #1
    Just a quick questions for anyone with a NAS. I am thinking of purchasing a NAS and my question is this, how do you connect to the device? What I want is a storage device connected to my AEBS which can then be accessed from my laptop and desktop. Also I want this device to auto mount on start-up, I think this is relatively easy by dragging the HD icon into your start-up items list.

    If anyone can help that would be great.

    The NAS I am looking at is this one:

    WD ShareSpace

    Does anyone have any experience of this device, or recommend another NAS.

    Thanks.
     
  2. ray648 macrumors regular

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    I do not have the model you refer to, but I do use a freecom 500gb network drive, which I imagine is fairly similar to use. Obviously plug the NAS into your switch/wifi access point. You should be able to set the drive up using a browser interface (you might have to switch to dhcp/set a different ip address to be able to connect to it). I mount the shares on mine using the connect to server window in the finder go menu. No idea how to auto mount on startup as I always leave my computers sleeping so the only time I have to remount the drive is after restarting due to updates. Hope that helps.
     
  3. vorkorsigan macrumors member

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    Toronto
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    I have a WD MyBookWorld connected but only for my wife's windows machines to back up to so I don't auto-connect but I guess you can drag the drive into the log in items in your accounts tab of system prefs.

    Hope this helps
     
  4. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    If you have an available Ethernet port on the computer, and no router/switch, you can use a crossover (XO) patch cable.
     

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