Putting External Harddrive on a Network...

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by ajvizzgamer101, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. ajvizzgamer101 macrumors 65816

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    I have a Macbook Pro and my parents own a Dell Desktop and the router is connected to the desktop. I was wondering if I could attach my Western Digital 120GB harddrive to the router(some how, any cables I could buy?) to be shared over a network, and it needs to work with Time Machine on my Macbook Pro. I was originally going to get a Time Capsule but it cost to much money.
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

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    You would require a NAS, something that the AirPort Extreme (n) and Time Capsule does, otherwise you will need another converter.

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  3. myjay610 macrumors regular

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    If you're going to use it as a time machine hdd anyway, you might try partitioning it and using one partition as a time machine disk and then share out the other one via samba and afp.
     
  4. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    That would only work if the router had that feature already built-in. Most routers don't.

    What you are asking is "Here is a possible solution. Will it work?" It would be better to ask "I have this problem how best to solve it". Why not describe the problem and give us a budget to work with?

    I assume what you want a Time Machine disk. Does it really need to be wireless? Why not plug it into the notebook?
     

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