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Anonymous
January 17, 2005 6:24:29 PM

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I want to have another PC on my home LAN to use to run the External 250 GB
HD backup I used to backup 4 PCs.
I have 4 PCs on my LAN and when they backup over LAN it bogs down the PC I
use, this is the same PC that interfaces (USB 2.0) to the External HD.

What is the cheapest way to get a server (or is there a simple device that
will act like a server) to interface from the ethernet (100 baseT) LAN to my
External USB HD backup?

I have a spare old laptop that would work, but I need USB 2.0 for the HD and
it doesnt have that.

Any thoughts or tips or suggestions are appreciated!

Thanks!
January 17, 2005 9:46:20 PM

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"jtsnow" <jtsnow@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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>I want to have another PC on my home LAN to use to run the External 250 GB
>HD backup I used to backup 4 PCs.
> I have 4 PCs on my LAN and when they backup over LAN it bogs down the PC I
> use, this is the same PC that interfaces (USB 2.0) to the External HD.
>
> What is the cheapest way to get a server (or is there a simple device that
> will act like a server) to interface from the ethernet (100 baseT) LAN to
> my External USB HD backup?
>
> I have a spare old laptop that would work, but I need USB 2.0 for the HD
> and it doesnt have that.
>
> Any thoughts or tips or suggestions are appreciated!
>
> Thanks!
>

I use these at home http://www.linksys.com/hdd/

Steve
Anonymous
January 17, 2005 9:46:21 PM

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thats a great tip!...thanks!

"Steve" <two_one@w7.org> wrote in message
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>
> "jtsnow" <jtsnow@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:LOXGd.11654$Tf5.4196@lakeread03...
>>I want to have another PC on my home LAN to use to run the External 250 GB
>>HD backup I used to backup 4 PCs.
>> I have 4 PCs on my LAN and when they backup over LAN it bogs down the PC
>> I use, this is the same PC that interfaces (USB 2.0) to the External HD.
>>
>> What is the cheapest way to get a server (or is there a simple device
>> that will act like a server) to interface from the ethernet (100 baseT)
>> LAN to my External USB HD backup?
>>
>> I have a spare old laptop that would work, but I need USB 2.0 for the HD
>> and it doesnt have that.
>>
>> Any thoughts or tips or suggestions are appreciated!
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
>
> I use these at home http://www.linksys.com/hdd/
>
> Steve
>
>
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Anonymous
January 17, 2005 10:32:35 PM

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your bottleneck will always be the IDE interface to those USB/1394 drives.
Consider buidling an SATA or SCSI raid workstation with multiple drives for
better I/O and redundancy.

- NuTs

"jtsnow" <jtsnow@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:LOXGd.11654$Tf5.4196@lakeread03...
>I want to have another PC on my home LAN to use to run the External 250 GB
>HD backup I used to backup 4 PCs.
> I have 4 PCs on my LAN and when they backup over LAN it bogs down the PC I
> use, this is the same PC that interfaces (USB 2.0) to the External HD.
>
> What is the cheapest way to get a server (or is there a simple device that
> will act like a server) to interface from the ethernet (100 baseT) LAN to
> my External USB HD backup?
>
> I have a spare old laptop that would work, but I need USB 2.0 for the HD
> and it doesnt have that.
>
> Any thoughts or tips or suggestions are appreciated!
>
> Thanks!
>
Anonymous
January 17, 2005 11:32:34 PM

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"jtsnow" <jtsnow@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:LOXGd.11654$Tf5.4196@lakeread03...
>I want to have another PC on my home LAN to use to run the External 250 GB
>HD backup I used to backup 4 PCs.
> I have 4 PCs on my LAN and when they backup over LAN it bogs down the PC I
> use, this is the same PC that interfaces (USB 2.0) to the External HD.
>
> What is the cheapest way to get a server (or is there a simple device that
> will act like a server) to interface from the ethernet (100 baseT) LAN to
> my External USB HD backup?
>
> I have a spare old laptop that would work, but I need USB 2.0 for the HD
> and it doesnt have that.
>
> Any thoughts or tips or suggestions are appreciated!
>
> Thanks!

You could get a USB 2.0 card to put into your laptop. I think that would be
the cheapest way to go. Here is one example I found at Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00006BAG...
January 20, 2005 1:33:58 PM

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i wonder...

is it possible to go out and buy a bunch of SATA drives; stack them in some
sort of case; and use the linksys to tie them to a network as one huge RAID
0 drive? for all i know this may be a standard practice, but i'm not sure
where to look.


"Steve" <two_one@w7.org> wrote in message
news:07YGd.44846$Wo.3772@lakeread08...
>
> "jtsnow" <jtsnow@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:LOXGd.11654$Tf5.4196@lakeread03...
> >I want to have another PC on my home LAN to use to run the External 250
GB
> >HD backup I used to backup 4 PCs.
> > I have 4 PCs on my LAN and when they backup over LAN it bogs down the PC
I
> > use, this is the same PC that interfaces (USB 2.0) to the External HD.
> >
> > What is the cheapest way to get a server (or is there a simple device
that
> > will act like a server) to interface from the ethernet (100 baseT) LAN
to
> > my External USB HD backup?
> >
> > I have a spare old laptop that would work, but I need USB 2.0 for the HD
> > and it doesnt have that.
> >
> > Any thoughts or tips or suggestions are appreciated!
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
>
> I use these at home http://www.linksys.com/hdd/
>
> Steve
>
>
Anonymous
January 20, 2005 7:24:43 PM

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To set up SATA or SCSI or IDE/ATA drives as a RAID 0 (or RAID anything) array, a
computer chassis with appropriate memory is required. The drives can do
nothing all by themselves... Ben Myers

On Thu, 20 Jan 2005 10:33:58 -0500, "hoops" <hoops_1002@aol.com> wrote:

>i wonder...
>
>is it possible to go out and buy a bunch of SATA drives; stack them in some
>sort of case; and use the linksys to tie them to a network as one huge RAID
>0 drive? for all i know this may be a standard practice, but i'm not sure
>where to look.
>
>
>"Steve" <two_one@w7.org> wrote in message
>news:07YGd.44846$Wo.3772@lakeread08...
>>
>> "jtsnow" <jtsnow@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>> news:LOXGd.11654$Tf5.4196@lakeread03...
>> >I want to have another PC on my home LAN to use to run the External 250
>GB
>> >HD backup I used to backup 4 PCs.
>> > I have 4 PCs on my LAN and when they backup over LAN it bogs down the PC
>I
>> > use, this is the same PC that interfaces (USB 2.0) to the External HD.
>> >
>> > What is the cheapest way to get a server (or is there a simple device
>that
>> > will act like a server) to interface from the ethernet (100 baseT) LAN
>to
>> > my External USB HD backup?
>> >
>> > I have a spare old laptop that would work, but I need USB 2.0 for the HD
>> > and it doesnt have that.
>> >
>> > Any thoughts or tips or suggestions are appreciated!
>> >
>> > Thanks!
>> >
>>
>> I use these at home http://www.linksys.com/hdd/
>>
>> Steve
>>
>>
>
>
!