I need some advice on BIG external storage units

Karl Larsen k5di at zianet.com
Sat May 10 12:15:10 UTC 2008

Chris G wrote:
> On Fri, May 09, 2008 at 04:02:10PM -0700, Steven Davies-Morris wrote:
>> Tom Rausner wrote:
>>> Hi !
>>> I'm going to by myself a BIG (1 TB, maby 2..) external storage. The
>>> question is; what to by ? A lot of them are pointed at geting used
>>> with Windows and that might be a problem (internal software etc.).
>>> Are there some ones amongst you guys, having some experiences to share ?
>>> Tom Rausner
>>> tom at tomtech.dk
>> About 18 months ago I put 250gb Buffalo external storage units into my 
>> customers' stores.  These have a Hitachi drive in them IIRC and are both 
>> USB 2 + ethernet connectable.  I imagine they have a 1 TB model, or 
>> bigger, by now. Regardless of the mfg, I'd go with one that has an 
>> ethernet 192.168.x.x addressable device 'cos then it won't matter what 
>> O/S you're hooked up to.
> Even that can cause problems, my Freecom drive insists on being a DHCP
> server by default!
    I have lost the thread on this subject. What does an IP number have 
to do with a hard drive? Why would a Freecom hd be a DHCP server?

    A hard drive is a hardware box that connects to a computer via a 
known method. In most computers it now is a SATA connection but many are 
still using IDE.

    Where can I learn about the big hard drives?



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