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Connecting an x-drive to XP laptop AND Mac Mini w\ Leopard ?

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  • Started 6 years ago by taits
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taits
taits
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I want to share a external drive (USB) with my XP laptop and my Mac so I do not have to unplug\plug in each and every time...
1. I am unable to find a Y cable at the stores in my area for this
2. I do not know it their would be a conflict by doing such a thing
Any ideas ?

Posted 6 years ago
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thegeek
The Geek
Posts: 2059

You can't do that, it's simply not possible.

What you need to do is share the drive in either XP or the Mac and map a drive from one to the other.

Posted 6 years ago
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taits
taits
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Thanks. Later on I went to get a Y cable and talked to a tech, said same thing you did. Thank you for the post.

Posted 6 years ago
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ross
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One thing you could do (this is how I have mine setup) is keep the drive connected to one computer full time, and network-share it with the other computer.

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jack7h3r1pp3r
jack7h3r1pp3r
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i do the same thing

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