I am on the look out for a cost effective solution to enable me to access a drive on my network for the following
1. Access / backup from 2 x PCs and a laptop
2. Access for streaming to my Xbox 360
3. In the future for internet radio streaming
4. Possibly connect an existing Lacie USB drive that has MP3s on, onto the network
I am running a mixed Xp/Vista system with a Netgear wireless router, I have all things connected to others over the network but want to be able to turn the PCs off when streaming to laptop/Xbox 360.
Hope that makes sense....options I have looked at at Lacie (what is the difference between Network Space and Internet Space?), Buffalo, Qnap....... seems a few options but prices from £100 to over £200.
Any advise will be appreciated...especially getting something that will stream well to the Xbox.