I need some advice on BIG external storage units
cl at isbd.net
Sat May 10 13:25:27 UTC 2008
On Sat, May 10, 2008 at 06:15:10AM -0600, Karl Larsen wrote:
> 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.
These are 'external' hard drives which can have any of a number of
different interfaces to connect them to your system, ethernet, USB or
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