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Do I need a specific type of hard drive to backup my home network?

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January 5, 2012 3:43:54 AM

I have an ASUS RT N16 router and 3 computers on my home network, two of which are wireless. I want to backup and share files on an external hard drive do I need a specific type of hard drive and special software?

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January 5, 2012 10:49:57 AM

No. You can set up an internal or external drive on any computer and set the permissions on it so that it is shared then any computer on the network can read/write to it. If you are not familiar with simple networking, a turn-key NAS (network attached storage) may be better for you.
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January 12, 2012 11:23:39 PM

What do you think about synology? They seem to make a good NAS from what I've been able to find.
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January 13, 2012 10:50:30 AM

The only NAS's I've used are by Thecus. Someone else may be able to recommend a NAS to you.
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January 16, 2012 5:02:25 AM

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February 25, 2012 3:58:21 PM

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