Need advice on an external HD

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Godzdude, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. Godzdude macrumors newbie

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    Hi All,

    I just bought my macbook about two weeks ago, and I want to buy an external harddrive. I would like to be able to access it via WiFi. I was wondering if anyone has experience with that, and could give me some advice on which one to buy.

    I am currently looking at this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822720012

    Also: If I use a WiFi harddrive, will I be able to access it anywhere on my WiFi College Campus? How about anywhere I have an internet connection?

    Thanks a bunch!

    -Godzdude :apple:
     
  2. joehahn macrumors regular

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    as long as the wireless net work stays the same throughout campus, youll be able to access it.
     
  3. scienide09 macrumors 65816

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    This is more than an external HD. You're looking at a media server or NAS, which is a little more complex than just plug and play.

    For one thing, the software that comes with this item requires Windows, and is unlikely to be Mac compatible. Because of this, you may lose the management interface or other features, depending on how this unit works.
     
  4. Godzdude thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reply.

    Do you know of any HDs that are wifi and compatible with MAC? All I want to be able to do is transfer files via wifi. I don't need all the Multimedia features that they offer. i would just like to be able to access my files without having to plug the HD in every time I use it.

    Thanks
    - Godzdude :apple:
     
  5. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    Any NAS should work if you have a wireless router to connect it to. Buffalo makes NAS drives that are Mac-compatible.

    As far as a drive with wi-fi built in, that's going to limit your choices, I imagine.
     
  6. scienide09 macrumors 65816

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    Time Capsule is the only HD I know of that is both
    - guaranteed to work with your Mac
    - wifi accessible
     
  7. Godzdude thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ya, the time capsule is extremely expensive for a college student to be buying though... I'll look into the buffalo. Thanks!
     

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