Hi everyone, first post here...been reading for a while but need some help now. I have been considering buying a NAS (cheap, something similar to the MyBook World / Live) for a little while now because I want to access media files primarily between 2 of the computers on my network. The dilemma I have is that I would also like to bring this hard drive with me when my family goes away on a vacation or to relatives or something. As such, the only way to access the files on the NAS is via a high speed internet connection or to have a router to plug it into, which leads me to want to have just a normal external hard drive. The question I have is since both machines that will primarily use the drive are actually on the same desk, can I splice the USB cable of a desktop external drive and then run one to each computer? The only reason I thought this would work is because the power being supplied to the drive would be constant as the desktop drives have a stand-alone AC power supply. Any help you guys have would be much appreciated!!! Thanks!!!