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Place for backend database to stay

cansevin asked
Last Modified: 2014-05-05
I currently have a small office with 4 computers using access. The back end is stored on a laptop which has been working great. I want to use the laptop for something else, and need an alternative to place the back-end on.

What are the cheapest options? Would simply an external hard drive work? If you could post a link to amazon, that would be great. Some notes:

1.) The ONLY thing I am doing on the network is the backend of the database, nothing else
2.) I am looking for something simple and easy... nothing complex. Hoping for under $100 or so.

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