Currently Being ModeratedMar 23, 2013 5:29 AM (in response to Dagobert)
I am currently using a Western Digital 3TB my book external hard drive. Plugged into my airport extreme it allows all authorized users on my secure wi-fi network acccess to I tunes and any other data i feel like sharing with them. You can also restrict or limit their access to what you want them to see. I currently have 8 or 9 devices at any given time accessing the WD MB3TB, with no issues. Eventually I plan on making either the Mac Pro, or the Mini a dedicated server... not sure which one yet, as I'm not done upgrading them. Hope this helps!! Mark
Currently Being ModeratedMar 23, 2013 8:36 AM (in response to Dagobert)
I would like a new, larger external HD to store all our folders in one location that we can both access, and also ensure that it is automatically backed up.
Lacie D2 Network 2 drives have these capabilities, including auto backup of the D2N2 network drive itself. It supports Mac & Windows, UPnP & DLNA (media sharing, including iTunes and photos), and is Time Machine compatible. It comes with backup software for both Mac & Windows and a very nice management utility. I have a number of these drives and they have always worked perfectly.
The Lacie 2big NAS will also do what you said you want, and provides RAID 0, RAID 1 and Wuala cloud support. It has iTunes & media support but not DLNA (but I don't think you need DLNA if all you want to do is share your iTunes library & photos.) I haven't used one of these, but I do trust Lacie equipment.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 24, 2013 2:06 AM (in response to salisburyv)
Congrats on your first 5 points! Now you've only 99,995 to go to become a real guru around here (I think that I'll be in my grave before I ever reach 100,000...).