How can I sync two hard drives that are not connected to the same PC?
November 13, 2010 12:17 PM Subscribe
How can I sync two hard drives that are not connected to the same PC? More details inside.
posted by st starseed to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
So here's the deal: My media collection (pictures, music, movies, etc.) is stored on two hard drives in my PC tower. (The drives are separate from the system drive, for the record.)
I would like to connect a hard drive via USB to my PlayStation 3 so I can enjoy my content through the PS3 and my home theater system.
My idea is to plug a hard drive into one of the PS3s USB hubs. This drive would contain all of my content. Thus, the question: Is it possible for me to keep the content on that drive - plugged into the PS3 - synced to the content on my main PC drives? I don't want a situation where I download content onto my main PC and then have to physically sync the drives by unplugging the drive from the PS3 and plugging it into the main PC.
In a perfect situation, the drive plugged into the PS3 would be constantly talking (like, say, every time I turned it on) to the main content drives on the PC and going, hark! a new song! I will copy it onto myself!
Is this possible, and if so, how?
Also, full disclosure: Using my PC tower, I currently run a program called PS3 Media Server that detects the PS3 and will run content through it over my home network. This system runs over my home network and works...okay...the problem is that it's quite slow, mostly due to the fact that my PS3 is a ways from the router and doesn't get the content quick enough. So if I pick a song, for example, it takes about 15 seconds for the song to actually play. (The router is a G router, by the way, and I have a signal extender.)