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Is it possible to connect an external hard drive to three imacs (1x G5 and 2x intel)? They are all connected to the same router for both the internet and printing.

What I would like to be able to do is have three folders on the hard drive which can be accessed from each computer so that we can pass files around rather then using usb sticks as we currently do.

I hope that makes sense to someone and any advice would be greatly received.


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You want a Network Attached Storage (aka "Network") drive (NAS drive).
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You want a Network Attached Storage (aka "Network") drive (NAS drive).
How would that work? would it just show up as a hard drive icon on each computer and we could then just drag and drop files onto it and then take them off onto another computer connected to it?

And how would it connect to the computers would it be through the router?

Sorry for having no idea!
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