Mount drive from more than one computer?


#1

I’m curious why there are 2 firewire ports on my WD My Book Studio external hard drive.  Is it possible to mount the drive from more than one computer at a time?  I know I can share a drive through my Airport Extreme, but I’m wondering if the drive can have more than one computer connected directly (both firewire, or one firewire one usb, etc.).  


#2

Hello,

Yes, you can mount a drive with multiple computers.

Either via firewire and firewire or firewire and usb at the same time.


#3

I’m very happy to hear that!  Now I just need to figure out how to do it!

I have one computer connected, but then when I connect the other computer the drive doesn’t show up on the second computer until I eject it from the first computer.  And vice-versa.  Is there a trick to get both mounted at once?

Thanks.