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Can I use a USB attached Hard Drive on Win7 for TimeMachine backup?

I have a Western Digital external USB hard drive. I would like to use this as my Time Machine backup HDD for my new MacBook. After a bit of research I've found that I can't simply share the HDD via my ...
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Creating a custom NAS compatible with the Mac Time machine and for media streaming

I am planning to assemble a custom NAS machine using an Intel Atom processor. I need the NAS for the following purposes: It should be accessible from my Windows PC so that I can dump data on the NAS ...
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Several month ago I bought WD MyBookWorld 1TO NAS. After upgrading the firmware to the last version, I was able to configure time machine. On the left pane of the finder window, under the "Shared" ...
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tradeoffs of iSCSI vs. AFP when using Time Machine with a NAS?

I'm setting up a home NAS device (Synology DS409) that I'm planning to use for Time Machine backups (amongst other things). What are the tradeoffs between using iSCSI or AFP to mount the backup ...
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Can two Macs use Time Machine to the same non-Time Capsule NAS?

I'm considering a Synology DS210j NAS which supposedly supports Time Machine out of the box. Can two Macs both use Time Machine to the same NAS? I know you can do it with Time Capsule, but I'm not ...