CONNECT MULTIPLE PCS TOGETHER
Posted on 2014-11-19
Hi, This may be a newbee type question, so bear with me. I have just set up a new desktop PC under WIN 8. My old desktop used WIN 7 and is still working ok. It has an internal cage that can be got at by an external door which is very convenient. The cage contains 4 hot swap disk drives. in addition there are 2 internal mounted drives. What would be the best way to use the old Win 7 PC as an external storage device for the new WIN 8 PC. That is, use the drives on the old WIN 7 PC as additional storage on the new WIN 8 PC and have the ability to read/write to the drives on the old WIn 7 from the new WIN 8 and the old Win 7 PCs. I do not want to link them together by using a wired or wireless network. The old WIN 7 PC has 2 ethernet ports, but the new Win 8 has only 1 ethernet port (I goofed up). I have thought about using LAPLINK GOLD with their USB transfer cable.
All ideas will be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Clarke