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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2004 5:19 pm 
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Is there an external hard drive that plugs into a LAN that's Mac and PC compatible?


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Maxtor/Linksys no mention of apple :(

Asus again no mention of Apple support
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Hmmm. I wasn't much help... sorry...good luck.


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you realize they use two different file systems right?


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I found some stuff on D-Link's Site that looked promising. Check that one out along with their other products, they say they support Apple.


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gramaton cleric wrote:
you realize they use two different file systems right?

That's part of the point of network attached storage.

Also, file sharing over the network doesn't necessarily have to do anything with the underlying filesystem, it's all about the file sharing protocols. For example, I can access windows fileshares on my PC from my Mac even though they are NTFS because the file sharing protocols (in this case, SMB) take care of the translations for me.


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o now that i see the link you showed i got it....i thought he wanted something like a maxtor onetouch that he could go between mac and pc on....i got it now....sorry about the confusion.


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gramaton cleric wrote:
you realize they use two different file systems right?


If the drive is formatted to FAT32, both systems will be able to see it.

Here's what I'm looking for, we've got about 6 or 7 machines that need a place on the network they can all access.

Dell Dimension w/ WinXP Home
Dell Dimension w/ WinXP Home
eMac G4 700 w/ 10.2.8
iMac G4 800 w/ 10.3.x
Powermac Dual G4 w/ 9.2.2
Powermac Dual G4 w/ 10.3.6
Flytrap's 13lb. Laptop w/ WinXP Pro

I need to find some kind of network storage that's crack happy with XP, OS 9, and OS X. The only file system I know they can all read/write is FAT32.

We had a Firewire Drive attached to the eMac, however only the Macs could see it. I was thinking of attaching it to one of the PCs because the PCs can see each other and the Macs can also see the PCs, but the guy I work for is a Mac guy and probably wouldn't spring for that.

I figured there might be some kind of Network Storage Device that brought them all together.


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You can use windows filesharing on all of those platforms (windows would basically be your "host"). Of course there are varying degrees of entertainment for OS 9 vs. OS X which is relatively simple :)

I'm not sure you're going to find a lot of devices like the D-Link (and others) that provide OS 9 access. Some people are pretty good about it, but it seems most everything has moved on to only support OS X.

You could also share your windows fileshare over both AppleTalk and standard Windows file sharing, which would make it easier for your OS 9 box. You could probably use that to "cheat" even with a network shared drive, mount the drive on one of your PCs (or apple machines) then share it out again over AppleTalk or another protocol.

Overall, OS 9 is definitely the deciding factor for you.


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you cuold also take an old machine and jam it full of drives and put Linux on it and run it as a dedicated fileserver.


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i agree with hoody. i do the same thing. i was looking around at NAS and they're expensive. get an old computer off of ebay if you dont already have one and then pack it full of hard drives with good cost/price ratio. and when you want to run games just switch it to boot to XP and run it as a game server.


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Okay, so we have everything pretty much working, except one thing I'd like to change.


Does anyone know of any PC Software that will allow me to see the Mac OS9 and OS X network shares. I've got a username and password for them but WinXP Pro doesn't want to talk to them.


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 Post subject: Re: Network Attached Storage Device
PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 3:20 am 
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Flytrap7 wrote:
Is there an external hard drive that plugs into a LAN that's Mac and PC compatible?


Here is the review of the ASUS: http://www.tomsnetworking.com/Reviews-1 ... LHDD25.php


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Did you miss my last post by any chance?


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