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Best networkable + remote access storage compatible with Mac?

Asked by freerangemonkey (353points) November 20th, 2007

I am looking for a remote accessible storage device that I can set up at home and use to access my photos, music, videos, files, etc from a remote location.

I am thinking somehting along the lines of the Western Digital MyBook World Edition, except that, while that device is “technically” compatible with Macs, if you read the fine print, it says that the remote accessibility feature is not supported on Macs. So….not so much compatible, eh?

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sndfreQ's avatar

a .mac account gives you 10GB of storage accessible anywhere in the world, but if you are going to be video-heavy, then you’ll need some sort of NAS system; btw, Leopard allows remote access from the internet with a .mac account (“back to my mac” feature). This feature allows remote access to your home mac’s directories from anywhere on the internet from any mac.

robhaya's avatar

Another route to go would be web based online storage and there are plenty of them to choose from. Techcrunch has good post about them, along with a nifty chart comparing the various products.

I guess it depends on how much storage you need and how much your willing to spend.

Good luck

sndfreQ's avatar

I heard google is planning to do this in the near future-launch a web-based online storage for ‘free’ with unlimited capacity…interesting. If I can find the article I’ll post it here.

phred78's avatar

Or Amazon S3. But I don’t think that’s what he’s looking for.

kschoy's avatar

There is a web conferencing appliance out that includes remote access and remote support. It’s cheaper than the online hosted solutions where you pay monthly since you own the product.

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