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Old 08-06-04, 03:28 PM
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Looking for 200+GB Ext. HD with 2 - USB 2.0 ports

I want to be able to have this 200+ GB external USB 2.0 HD be shared among 2 computers... so I want it to have 2 - USB 2.0 ports.

Does such a beast exist?
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Old 08-06-04, 03:38 PM
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I haven't seen a 2 USB port drive, just 2 Firewire or Firewire/USB.

In the Firewire/USB drives I've used only one port is able to be active on a computer at a time. You really don't want two computers to be able to use one drive this way.
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Huh? Sharing a hard drive among two computers? Can you do that? I've never heard of such a thing before.

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If you want to share the drive between more than one computer, why don't you just get a network harddrive and hook it up to a router? Then all the computers on the network would be able to access the storage.
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Old 08-09-04, 02:12 PM
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I'm aware that for normal use within Windows, I can create a network share and do it that way.

However, my intent is to use it for imaging computers either through DOS or WinPE.
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Old 08-09-04, 02:24 PM
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Under DOS it should be fine as long as you're not accessing the drive with both computers at the same time. You'd probably want to make sure you're not using any caching though.

But you may need to turn off one of the computers to use it on the other so its particular port is recognized. That's the way the one I have with Firewire and USB works; only one interface is able to be used at a time. I haven't tried it using the two Firewire ports though.
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