I desire to have my iTunes library and my family photos on a network drive, and be accessible by both my iMac and my PC.
Here is what I have:
-iMac (late 2009) with Snow Leopard
-PC with Win 7
-Linksys WRT610N router (has 1 USB port for NAS drive)
-Netgear Stora "Home Media Network Storage"
-My home is wired for ethernet data, by which the Stora is connected
-iMac and PC are both wirelessly connected to router
I have poked, prodded, configured, reconfigured, pinged, formatted, and googled about everything that there is to do with the hardware that I have.
Short of getting rid of the iMac and/or PC, converting one of the platforms into the other, or arranging a bilateral peace treaty, I am willing to do (and spend) what ever it takes to make these two work together.
I have also found the Stora to be just a hair shy of absolutely useless on the iMac, so it is completely expendable.
Ultimately, I would like there to be a drive (much like what is seen in "My Computer" when a second drive exists or an external USB drive is attached) that can be accessed (shared) by both platforms.
Can someone/anyone advise me on what hardware is necessary to cohesively connect the pieces of my puzzle,
- OR -
If the hardware that I have will work in the setup/configuration/mode that I want, and ignorance is my real problem, is there a Company or person(s) that can be recommended from whom I might solicit there services to make this nightmare go away?