If streaming movies are a big thing for you i'd check on the forum what the score is. From what i remember didn't microsoft make it that if you connect to a PC (desktop/NAS etc) you can have music and pictures but if you want movies too you have to connect the xbox as a media extender to XP MCE or Vista??? Maybe completely wrong about that but worth checking.
Anyway, occured to me the other day, that a networked Hard Drive would not be protected by a Firewall when my PC is switched off., would i need to buy a new router with a firewall built in?
Surely the easiest solution will be to have an external / networked drive connected up to the Xbox 360's USB?
Not too knowledgable of networked drives but I understand you can crudely network using USB... might work?
No, well i think no.
You can only connect a device via one connection type at a time.
For example, i have a 500GB Lacie Interface, Firewire 400 + 800 and also USB2.
I connect via Firewire 400.
On the plus side, in order to connect to the 360 and also your PC, a Networked Drive needs only to be connected to your router by normal ethernet, quick and easy.
Cheers, for that. I suppose like you say, there'd be no point having a usb cable going from the networked harddrive to the xbox as they would be able to communicate via the ethernet connection anyways
Question from me... I'm stuck with the lowly 20gb HD in my 360, and I'm loathe to spend all that money on the 120gb version. Is there any way to connect a hard disk such that you can save files from XBLMarketplace onto it? I assume (perhaps wrongly?) that the NAS with TwonkyVision option only goes one way? Or does the 360 still see it as a storage device? If that's not an option does plugging in an external drive via USB allow you to save files?
Is it possible for you to connect a networked HD to a 360 and watch films etc from it?
Would you need your PC switched on? or is WMP 11 required for everything.
Everything connected via normal ethernet router setup.
i wouldnt buy that one, have you seen the reviews for it on there. They all slate it
lol, yup just read the reviews, I shan't be buying that model!
Any recommendations on a networked harddrive anyone? I'm looking for a 500GB one, also what's the benefits of having twonky installed on it?
I do have an old PC laid around doing nothing, I've heard that it would be possible to use this as a NAS device, although if its going to be turned on all the time its going to be using quite a bit of power.