Setting up a wireless Hard drive

  andyatkins 17:15 14 Mar 10
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Due to space constraints I have to use a laptop and unfortunately need a 1TB Hard drive or greater. The laptops with 1TB hard drives are too expensive so I was thinking of getting a laptop with 500GB and getting a wireless hard drive with 1 or 2 TB. However, I have no idea how I would set up the wireless hard drive, what I would need to do so and what equipment is best. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks!

  bremner 16:18 15 Mar 10

You will pay 2 or 3 times more for a wireless HDD than a USB drive.

Unless you are going to share the HDD there is little reason to buy a wireless one.

  Taff™ 01:09 16 Mar 10

I agree with bremner to a certain degree. I work on a 40 Gb Hard Disk Drive laptop. (Old stuff I know!) but have several storage devices available, the largest being 500Gb. Music goes on a another dedicated 250 Gb drive. Backups on another 250Gb drive and anything else, depending on size of the storage, ranges from a USB storage stick (3 of those: 4 GB for software, 2GB for work documents and 2GB for anything I need temporarily. They all travel around in a pocket in my bag.)

The original 500GB USB drive stays permanently at home and I religiously back (most) things to that. You have to work out your back own back up regime and believe me, I`ve been caught out once or twice.

  iqs 11:56 20 Mar 10

I purchased this item and turned my standard external HDD into a NAS drive(not wireless)

click here

  BRYNIT 13:10 20 Mar 10

Just notices on Thursday 24th Aldi are selling a wireless USB hub for £39.99 with 3 years warranty
click here you need to be quick as items like this sell very quickly.

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