Currently looking at sorting our laptops and network out. We have 3 laptops one with XP one vista and one windows 7 starter.
I was going to buy a new PC to act as a main storage area for all music, videos and photos but now realise I probably wouldnt sit at it as I like my new netbook for everyday use. I think after doing a bit of reading that what would be good for the family would be a NAS device. As i understand it this connects to the network and then all laptops can get what they want from this NAS device.
Does it have to be directly connected to the routher or can it be wireless.
Does each laptop have to have the NAS software installed in it.
CAn someone confirm thsi would be a good idea for our house. It would be for itunes, videos and photos and possibly my sons PS3 games if that was possible.
I presume i would also need another external drive to act as a back up incase the NAS device broke.
If anyone could recommend one i would appreciate it particularly one that would be easy to understand.
Thanks and sorry to go on a bit.