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Windows 7: Wireless HDD


02 Jul 2009   #1

 
 
Wireless HDD

I'm looking to invest in a wireless HD to make my 'Media-Sharing' life sooo much easier.

My question is 'Does anybody already own 1?' and 'Are they much cop?'

Here are some sites giving info on ireless HDDs

Gizmodo - MVIX Wireless HDD Enclosure - DivX
Topfield TF6000PVR Wireless LAN 250GB HDD

Information seems pretty scarce at the minute so i'm guessing it's a VERY new technology.

Any feedback is great and may help others decide too

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03 Jul 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

I wouldn't say it was anything brand new but more recent.

Seagate Shows Off Wireless USB Hard Drive January 9th, 2006 Seagate Shows Off Wireless USB Hard Drive

Even Amazon is showing a 1tb WD ethernet model at [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-WDG2NC10000N-Ethernet-External/dp/B000NKJ2X8/ref=tag_gam_ptcn_edpp_url]Amazon.com: Western Digital WDG2NC10000N My Book World Edition II 1 TB Ethernet External Hard Drive: Electronics[/ame]

You just don't too much from anybody on these since they are mainly intended for portable application. In fact I just ran into one article on connecting a ubs external hard drive to a wireless router. How to Connect a USB External Hard Drive to a Wireless Router | eHow.com
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03 Jul 2009   #3

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

I'm reading the PCWORLD and there is a test about it.
The say the best is the Popcorn Hour MNT A-110. It has optional external WiFi.
Welcome To Popcorn Hour
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03 Jul 2009   #4

 
 

Thanks for the info guys
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03 Jul 2009   #5

 

Jeff if you want to stream HD then forget the wireless option and get it cabled.

I tried setting my linksys DMA2200 wirelessly (802.11N) and it really sucked at HD compared to wired.
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03 Jul 2009   #6

 
 

Cheers John, my current setup is this...


-> External HD (USB) Setup to broardcast wirelessly
Laptop (ME)
-> HD TV (Only S-Video )

Laptop & Computer, both neighbours, access to my Shared External Hard Drive

The idea of a wireless HD would be great (speed permitting) as i don't want to keep my laptop on as others are accessing my HD, but at least it works for now
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03 Jul 2009   #7

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

Depending on it's usage I'd be weary of having a wireless HDD.
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03 Jul 2009   #8

Windows 7 Rc Build 7264 x86, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by copernicus View Post
Depending on it's usage I'd be weary of having a wireless HDD.
This couldn't be a more true statement when it comes to streaming HD video. I have 2 external 1TB Western Digital drives via USB that don't have a problem streaming 2 HD shows while recording another, but I wouldn't want to try that with a wireless HDD.

Just let that drive hiccup while it's recording my wifes soap operas . . .

Hope this helps

Scott
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03 Jul 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

I'll be sticking with hard wired here whether internal, usb, or eSata. There's simply too much probablility of data corruption simply with any IF or RF interference for a start. Then the noise factor comes in when the signal strength tends to vary.
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04 Jul 2009   #10

 
 

Thanks for the replys guys, think i'll wait till the technology is perfected & more secure
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