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I have a PC and Mac and I need a drive to share files to work between Mac and PC. Right now, my PC is acting like a main server to share files to my Mac but the big problem is the folder sharing is not reliable.

 

1. I get disconnected sometime (not network problem) just the permission bugged out.

2. When the permission bugged out, I am not able to reconnect until I reboot my Mac. Which is annoying.

3. Something is wrong with SMB on mac or PC side file sharing.

4. Therefore I am looking for a NAS.

 

Can a NAS be use via USBx2 connect to both computers without needed to hook up on the Network? Because if I do, I need to buy a Network Switch.

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I use a D-Link DNS-320L myself, it uses ethernet but offers a choice of file systems, it's cheap and acts as a cloud so you can even access your data remotley.

It has one USB socket but this is used to plug additional devices like another usb drive, most nas systems have this function but I don't personally know if they will allow multiple pc's to be connected via USB as you are requiring.

usea site like this to filter based off criteria then see if the models returned are available in your area.

http://pricespy.co.nz/category.php?k=584#rparams=l=s112702194

keep in mind this is a NZ site and the prices are NZ $ as are the stores. but it'll give you an idea all the same.
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There are a few out there. On a budget get a WD My Book Live, something a little better go for a Synology. Or this one. Set up your own personal cloud. thumb.gif
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Nice find, maybe the WD one + a network switch.

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Originally Posted by djriful View Post

Nice find, maybe the WD one + a network switch.

The WD Live plugs directly into your router via Ethernet cable. You can access it either in your home network, or over the web by setting up a personal cloud. Same with the Synology's NAS. Both have apps you can use on your phone or tablet.
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