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Cool gizmo of the day


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Western Digital is selling an external drive that plugs into your ethernet, and is accessed over your network. Best Buy's got 'em right now for $150ish.

Just installed it for my upstairs computer, and looks like it's going to be a great file sharing resource. I'm basically going to keep three backups. Image of computer A, image of computer B, and image of this thing...

Fred Weiss

Merchant Member
We've had a 200 GB for about 3 years now. Replaced our NT server with it. The NT had declined to nothing but a file server anyway and took a lot more space.

We've been very pleased with it.


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Okay. I feel inadequate.
don't feel too bad... it was probably mis-priced at $120.
Even today Staples.com shows it as $169, and these things have been coming down in price since last spring.

I have two 300 gig Network attached storage (NAS) devices that I got last year. This quarter, I just exceeded the capicity of one (& was using the other for redundant off site storage) ...so I just got 2 of the 500 gig Western Digital "MyBook" external devices. They are not a true NAS, but I just mapped the drive on the network, so I can search my 10 year collection of data from any workstation just the same.

I may end up selling one of my SimpleTech 300 gig units, but the other will be for a ghost of every workstation, & I may consider getting my many clip art collections on there like you suggested.