How do I do it?
December 23, 2011 1:58 PM Subscribe
Is it possible to network all my storage?
posted by droplet to computers & internet (9 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I have two 500 GB and one 1 TB external drives currently plugged into my desktop via USB 2. I have 2 SATA 2 drives hooked up though the mobo, and three old IDE drives as well, all in a JBOD array (yes, I know that's bad) on a Win XP system. I have a lorryload of storage, is what I'm saying.
I'm deciding whether to ditch desktops entirely or to get an upgraded one with Windows 7. I have a Windows 7 laptop, but I'm not sure how I would be able to network all the drives. They all have files on them, but some consolidation is possible. I was looking at one of those pogo plugs recently, but I'm not sure how much they could handle. I'm not sure what sort of networking set-up I should have. What resources can I look to for advice - or would you have an idea of what set-up would be best for me?