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Old 07-15-2010, 06:36 PM   #1
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Default External hard drive questions

I just received the Western Digital My Book World Edition backup external hard drive. I thought it would work both with a USB cable or a router. Apparently you can only use it with a router or an Ethernet switch.

I only have one computer I use for internet, and have never seen a reason to have a router. The Ethernet switch is another $30.00 or so. Do they make a cheap Ethernet hub device like for my USB port?

I have been thinking of returning the Western Digital drive and getting the Seagate Free Agent Go Flex which is used via a USB cable.

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Old 07-15-2010, 10:13 PM   #2
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Default Re: External hard drive questions

They do make cheap routers that are priced in the 20's. You might be able to plug it in a second ethernet port if you have one, but I'm not sure if that will work.
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