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OS 10.5 - Looking for a good 'network' Time Machine Drive


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Now that I've upgraded to Leopard I want to get a Time Machine Backup Hard Drive and am looking for a drive that is at least 750GB, possibly up to 1TB.

I know that at least currently Time Machine won't work with Airport Base Station Hard Drives. If I have to I'll just direct connect a hard drive via Firewire but my preference is to connect a hard drive through a Home Network (directly connected via Ethernet). I've heard this is an option but now that Time Machine has been out for awhile what type of experience have users been having with this set up?

Two things I'm looking for though:

So that I various options for hooking up this drive in the future I want one that has Ethernet, USB, and Firewire connectors

I've heard there is a certain type of format that you need with networked hard drives in order for them to work with Time Machine. I'm not familiar with exactly what I need so what type of hard drive do I need?

Lastly, if I'm using this in my home with Ethernet if I take a business trip can I simply take the hard drive with me and connect via Firewire and continue using as a Time Machine drive while on the road?
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Take a look here if you want to connect to the hd connected to your Airport. Works for me.

http://www.engadget.com/2007/11/10/h...orted-volumes/
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