Generic questions re NAS drive


Hopefully you can answer my questions before I purchase

1 ) I have four standalone Win XP machines all connected by a wired network.  I want certain folders from each PC backed up to the NAS.  Is this possible ?

2 ) I want to plug the NAS drive into a wall network port - NOT directly into any of the four computers

2 ) What is the trigger for the NAS to do a backup ?  Is it possible to get the software to ‘do a backup’ as soon as a new file is written on the XP machine

3 ) Would I need to install some ‘WD dedicated’ software on each PC ?

4 ) I want to give other users on my network access to the backed up folders on the NAS drive.  What interface do the other users ‘see’ on their machines - do they see some dedicated WD interface or (hopefully) do they see a normal Windows explorer interface with the folders listed in the normal way ?


Maybe you should try contacting WD’s Technical Support about this. You can do so either by phone or email.

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