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    EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE

    Im looking to get an external hard drive to back up all our photo's, video's mp3's etc etc We have 2 desk top pc's and a laptop. Can anyone advise me on a good one which can do all 3?

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    You have two options really, USB Drive or a NAS Drive.

    USB, you can use on all 3 of your computers simultaneously by using Windows Networking.
    NAS is designed to be used on a network (plugged into your router/modem) so doesn't require Windows Networking and can be used on all networked machines simultaneously (all machines connected to the router/modem wirelessly or wired).

    You could just use a USB Drive without a network, but this would mean moving it from one computer to the other every time you want to backup/read some data.

    NAS Drives are considerably more expensive than USB Drives, so I would recommend you purchase a USB Drive and look into Windows Networking if you do not have it working already.

    Something like this is probably the best you can get for your money right now: hotukdeals.com/ite…tb/

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    PhearFactor;5529401

    You have two options really, USB Drive or a NAS Drive.USB, you can use on … You have two options really, USB Drive or a NAS Drive.USB, you can use on all 3 of your computers simultaneously by using Windows Networking.NAS is designed to be used on a network (plugged into your router/modem) so doesn't require Windows Networking and can be used on all networked machines simultaneously (all machines connected to the router/modem wirelessly or wired).You could just use a USB Drive without a network, but this would mean moving it from one computer to the other every time you want to backup/read some data.NAS Drives are considerably more expensive than USB Drives, so I would recommend you purchase a USB Drive and look into Windows Networking if you do not have it working already.Something like this is probably the best you can get for your money right now: http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/424264/amazon-western-digital-elements-1tb/



    thanx :thumbsup:
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