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Windows 7: Wireless HDD

02 Jul 2009   #1
Orbital Shark

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
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

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=] 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 |
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03 Jul 2009   #3
Robert Cartman

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
Orbital Shark


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
Orbital Shark


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


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

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03 Jul 2009   #9
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

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
Orbital Shark


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