Question networked Hard Drive setup help

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Hello all!

I’m looking to upgrade a networked drive (WD Cloud) to something with better access speed.

Where to start…

Here are the details
  • 2 computers need to access the drive
  • The drive needs to be connected to the internet so we can access the drive remotely from time to time. Speed does not matter when preforming this task
  • I edit videos on a Lenovo P71 laptop with 2 Thunderbolt3 ports with Win10 pro.
  • The other computer just needs average speeds to view images.
  • The two computers are only 10 ft apart and the drive and sit near either computer
Budget is around $700, flexible.
GB size around 8t’s

I’m open to a NAS setup or a signal drive like the WD Cloud, but with faster access speeds.
Thanks all,
 

USAFRet

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At that budget, a NAS box is hard to beat. 2 or 4 bay QNAP, Synology, Thecus.
I have a 4 bay QNAP TS-453a.

This gets connected to your router, and is accessible from both systems.
Be very, very careful about enabling outside access. It will get random connection attempts, at least daily.
 
Aug 23, 2019
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Thanks USARet,
Is it possible to have the NAS box connected to the network via hardwired ethernet, as well as, have a laptop connected via Thunderbolt?
 

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