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Old 03-18-2007, 12:30 PM   #1
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Hi

I am going to purchase a new external hard drive. I want to avoid having to plug it into my laptop via a usb cable as my laptop is wireless.

Is there a wireless hard drive out there?

Or

Is there an adapter that I can plug into the hard drive which will effectively enable it to be wireless?? The hard drive im looking at has a usb b port on the rear. I cant find a usb b wireless adapter anywhere.

Thanks for your help.
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Old 03-18-2007, 12:32 PM   #2
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I have never heard of a wireless hard drive, that'd be pretty sweet if there is one / you can make it.
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Maybe a printer adapter would work??

I'm just throwing stuff out there.
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I'm sure you could buy an enclosure with an ethernet connection, and plug in a eternet->wireless adaptor, but I'm not sure if would work.

edit if you have a usb b on the back, you need one of these: http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...%3Den%26sa%3DG , then you can plug in a wireless adaptor.
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look up network attached storage

its slower transfer rate, but its still there, right?
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I'm sure you could buy an enclosure with an ethernet connection, and plug in a eternet->wireless adaptor, but I'm not sure if would work.

edit if you have a usb b on the back, you need one of these: http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...%3Den%26sa%3DG , then you can plug in a wireless adaptor.
This was my idea too. If this was to work, do you think the connection speeds would be fast enough to play video and audio??
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Old 03-18-2007, 01:17 PM   #7
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yeah , if it has an etherbert adaptor then you could wire it to your router?
just a thought ,
also it may only work if your router supports nas , as it may have to give the hard drive an IP addresss Just another thought?
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Thats gonna be slow compared to hooking it to USB or firewire
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U wud probably get more errors too, its not 'fatal' if u get an error with wirerless net cos its fixable, but if u had it with wireless HDD itd be a nightmare.
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U wud probably get more errors too, its not 'fatal' if u get an error with wirerless net cos its fixable, but if u had it with wireless HDD itd be a nightmare.
yes i could see that too. you'd be running into the same risks that you would if you were trying to upgrade your firmware over wireless. if your writing something to that drive and connection drops, odds are you would get something currupt.
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