Thread: Basic NAS questions
09-21-2007, 12:02 AM #1Basic NAS questions
I have decided I need (want) a NAS device. Iíll primarily use it for my iTunes music so I can access it from all my computers (Mac Mini, Macbook and a Dell with XP). When it comes to networking Iím a bit of a dunce, so would appreciate it if you guys can confirm the following:
1) Will the NAS just appear as another drive on my Mac desktop like an external drive does? And in ďMy ComputerĒ on Windows?
2) Can the drive be accessed over the Internet? E.g., from work? If so, how secure is this?
3) I have a MyBook for back-ups, so have been looking at the MyBook world as it would look nice with my current setup. The WD website says itís Windows only Ė is that right? Surely if itís accessible via the Internet then it wouldnít matter whether itís OSX/Windows/whatever.
Thanks in advance for your help!
09-21-2007, 12:30 PM #2
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2.) Yes you'l be able to access it with some firewall configuration. How secure will depend on your password. That is really how secure anything is.
3.) The MyBook should be fine for both assuming the configuration can be done with a Mac when you finally decide that you don't need windows anymore
As for iTunes music library sharing. You are better off using the sharing feature insude iTunes vs dumong music on a NAS and having all users look at that as if it's their own. Pick a computer that will be on all the time and just turn on iTunes sharing. Easiest to manage.
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