I'm considering buying the product below as a hard drive to store and access files, can 2 imac's share the same external hard drive at the same time

G-Technology 2TB G-DRIVE Professional External Hard Drive

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  • If you connect the drive to one iMac and turn on file sharing for the drive, then you can connect and use the drive from another iMac. You can't typically access the same files simultaneously e.g. iPhoto.

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    As is, no for this you need a NAS drive (Network Attached Storage) and then access the one drive via ethernet or wireless. Having said that, many routers have a USB port that can accommodate an external HDD which then can be accessed via the network.

    You'll want to make sure that the router supports USB 3 though, otherwise this drive wont live up to its potential.

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