Network HD or HD through hub

  Nessie 17:22 10 May 2009

Is there a difference between getting a stand alone network hard drive or getting a usb hard drive and connecting it to a wired or wireless hub. I am looking at a buffalo 750gb network HD but it seems cheaper to buy the stand alone and then buy the hub that gives me a print server etc. I want to be able to automatically back up files from my 3 wireless pcs and my sons itunes. thanks for any help

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:31 10 May 2009

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A USB drive needs to be coupled to a PC on the network, shared and that PC needs to be on for other PCs to use the drive.

A network drive is coupled to a router and is accessible to any PC connected to the network.

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