External HD with wireless & printer server ???

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by keeper, May 8, 2008.

  1. keeper macrumors 6502

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    I'm looking for something like time capsule but one that I can use via firewire to use as a scratch disk.

    I understand time capsule cant be used with imovie as its a network drive.

    Anyone got a suggestion?

    Must have
    print server
    firewire
    wireless for normal operation and printing
    500Gb or above

    Cheers Phil
     
  2. tersono macrumors 68000

    tersono

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    iPhoto DOES work with network drives - I have my iPhoto / Aperture libraries on network drives both at home and at work....
     
  3. keeper thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sorry original post updated to read imovie rather than iphoto.

    Cheers Phil
     
  4. Le Big Mac macrumors 68020

    Le Big Mac

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    AEBS + ext. HD of your choosing + set sharing preferences to allow sharing of your external across your network.
     
  5. foodog macrumors 6502a

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    Add a powered USB Hub and you can connect multiple external drives and a printer to the Airport Extreme Base Station (the new 11.n one)
     
  6. Le Big Mac macrumors 68020

    Le Big Mac

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    True, but I think OP is hoping to find (but I don't believe exists) an external that can connect directly to his computer by FW but also be accessed as an NAS from other computers--simultaneously. I'm not sure such a beast exists. I was proposing to connect the external directly by firewire but then share it over the network created with an AEBS, which can also serve printers.
     
  7. keeper thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hi guys

    I'm working on a mac book pro + my son has a laptop hence the preference for wireless.

    thanks for the suggestions....
     

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