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Setting up a Networked External Drive with different filesystems

everybody and thank you for taking the time to read this. I have an external hard drive with partitions for Time Machine (HFS+), Linux storage (Ext4), Swap Storage (Fat32), and Windows Storage (NTFS). ...
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Files turned into folders on external hard drive

I have a networked hard drive where I like to store audio/video/software and all sorts of other files for my house. While the software files are all intact and working, many of my video and audio ...
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Accessing an AirPort Extreme-shared hard drive over the internet

I have an AirPort Extreme with a 16GB flash drive formated in FAT32 attached to it via USB. I can see it as a network location on my Windows computer. On the AirPort Utility I have "Enable file ...
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Portability of external HDD, especially NAS and RAID

I wonder how portability of external HDD is defined in terms of size and weight? In other words, how do you tell if an external HDD is portable or not? Are NAS usually not portable? Are RAID ...
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network share on external harddrive gone after restart

I want to share a folder to my network. I currently do this with rightclick on the folder and then settings and then network share (not sure what its called in englisch. the german word is ...
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Where is the difference between a networked hard disk and a router with USB sharing?

It seems that most routers (2011) actually offer USB support and sharing media. However I've heard lots of horrors concerning firmware and all. I am looking for a networked hard disk of 2TB size, so I ...
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How do I share a hard drive on my PC with the network?

I have an external hard drive plugged into my PC and am too lazy and tired to be running up and down plugging it into my laptop, my TV, or my other computer to share files. I know that you can share ...
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Network HDD Dock

I was looking for a network HDD dock and came across the following: FreeAgent DockStar Network Adapter I was wondering if anyone had any experiences with it or any other suggestions? I don't want a ...
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How to enable network sharing (Windows XP) on a removable drive when it is plugged in?

When a removable USB HDD is plugged into a Windows XP machine, can I make Windows XP share it automatically? The drive is moved around quite often, and it is a hassle having to 'reshare' it each time ...
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Volume formatting for network backup using Macs and PCs

I'm trying to use a LaCie 2TB drive as an AirPort drive, for backup on a home network. We have one mac and two PC laptops. My plan is to create a Mac partition and a Windows partition. However, Disk ...
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How to backup iTunes on Windows to folder/share, i.e. without “Back Up to Disc”? No DVD writer available!

(Surprised I didn't already find an answer here to this!) I've got a computer on which I'd like to back up the iTunes library – music, movies, apps, everything. We're talking multiple ...
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Best way to use my windows box as a backup?

I put a 1.5 TB HD in my Windows 7 box and my main computer is a MBP. I have a lot of professional files/folders in a FireWire 800 external HD connected to the MBP and I want to use the 1.5 TB HD in my ...
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How do I preserve folder shares on a USB external drive?

I'm using a WD Passport external hard drive with my notebook, and have a folder on this drive I need to share on my Windows network. Occasionally, when the drive is not plugged in, Windows appears to ...
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How to share an external USB drive over network in OS X?

I have an external USB drive mounted on my Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" box. I want to share a folder on this volume to another OS X computer over LAN. How is it possbile? If I simply enable the ...
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Why doesn't Windows 7 allow write mode on networked drives?

Windows 7 Home Premium does not allow write mode on USB networked drives, why is this? Is anyone else having this issue also? I can network drives in read mode but read/write mode isn't working! Not ...