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Can I share a g tech 500gb external drive

Can I share (wireless) a g tech 500gb external drive over a home network with 2 macs - it's currently connected to one via firewire.

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SOURCE: G tech hard drive not recognized by my macbook pro

Hi Evan
The fact that you have tried all three connectors suggests that the fault lies with the drive. Either the interface board or the HD itself. If you have access
to another computer you should be able to prove it one way or another.
Over the years I have seen many external drives fail (I had two identical drives of my own fail on consecutive days one proved to be the firewire board in the box, the other was the circuit board built into the HD), and it's quite difficult to decide where the fault lies.
Do you hear the HD spinning when it powers up (press your ear against the case)? You should be able to differentiate between the HD and the noise of the fan. Is there any clicking?
Is it still under warranty?
Thinking about it, if you get nothing with the USB and the Firewire then it's a good chance that the HD inside has failed.

Posted on Jun 18, 2010

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hi, if you have a working wireless network at the moment, all you need to do is go my computer, right click on the drive you want to share, and click on share,
change the settings to what provides your needs best probably full access, wait till its done and that should be you..

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