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raschemmel

Reminder: (The OP is MattTuck).
I've lost track of who you are addressing.
We haven't heard from the OP in EONs so I don't know what's up.
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GoForSmoke

Nick Gammon on multitasking Arduinos:
1) http://gammon.com.au/blink
2) http://gammon.com.au/serial
3) http://gammon.com.au/interrupts

raschemmel

I use Reply# count: We are up to 16 with no response from the OP. Who doesn't check their email on a Saturday ?
Maybe he didn't turn on Notify .
When I first read the post the first question that came to mind is "Whose hard drive does he want to access wirelessly and does he mean with or without their knowledge ?"
The second question was "Ok , if it's his hard drive , WHY does he need to access it and EXACTLY WHAT does he need to do in terms of file transfer ? (WHAT file types and sizes ?) (what distance range?) (What data transfer speed ?)
Arduino UNOs, Pro-Minis, ATMega328, ATtiny85, LCDs, MCP4162, keypads,<br />DS18B20s,74c922,nRF24L01, RS232, SD card, RC fixed wing, quadcopter

Robin2


Believe it or not, you can format a drive however you like and use it on most PC operating systems.


I know that.

Why would you bother to format it with an out of date system just so you could read it with an Arduino ???

...R

GoForSmoke

He didn't say why.

Maybe wants to sort data and doesn't know about indexing. Or something totally different.

You can pick up smaller refurb drives for a song if you shop around.
But then you can pick up enough to run them on cheap too.

Some of what makes AVR and SD go so well are similar size and low power requirements.
Nick Gammon on multitasking Arduinos:
1) http://gammon.com.au/blink
2) http://gammon.com.au/serial
3) http://gammon.com.au/interrupts

PeterH


Why would you bother to format it with an out of date system just so you could read it with an Arduino ???


If the goal was to give the Arduino mahoosive persistent storage, that would make sense. But we seem to be putting more energy into speculating about the problem than the OP is putting into solving it.
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MattTuck

Sorry... classes, life, and other projects kept me away.....

The point of the project was to have access anywhere at home to an external harddrive. Something I could use to backup files for multiple computers(a desktop, 3 laptops, and a raspberry pi) and 3 RPi driven media centers. I'm tired of having to go back and forth between them with a USB external harddrive.

[Uno+HD]<<<==>>>(BT)<<<==>>>[Computer or Media Center]

CrossRoads

We use a Netgear N900 wireless dual band gigabit router. Can plug in a USB hard drive, and all on the internal wireless network can access it. We can all access our older HP color laser printer also, so it acts as a print server.
We had a  500 GB harddrive plugged in, it looked like it was spinning the harddrive constantly, so we use a Lexar 32GB USB stick (biggest we had on hand) as the network hard drive instead now for file sharing between computers. Just put a 64 GB SD card in my smartphone, so we'll probably put a bigger USB stick online at some point for files. I see PNY brand 128GB sticks at BestBuy for $41, Lexar 64GB sticks for $19, $20.
Designing & building electrical circuits for over 25 years.  Screw Shield for Mega/Due/Uno,  Bobuino with ATMega1284P, & other '328P & '1284P creations & offerings at  my website.

CrossRoads

We use a Netgear N900 wireless dual band gigabit router. Can plug in a USB hard drive, and all on the internal wireless network can access it. We can all access our older HP color laser printer (CP1215) also, so it acts as a print server.
We had a  500 GB harddrive plugged in, it looked like it was spinning the harddrive constantly, so we use a Lexar 32GB USB stick (biggest we had on hand) as the network hard drive instead now for file sharing between computers. Just put a 64 GB SD card in my smartphone, so we'll probably put a bigger USB stick online at some point for files. I see PNY brand 128GB sticks at BestBuy for $41, Lexar 64GB sticks for $19, $20.

I think we had to order the router, was not carried in the store.
Or, it was, and we had to order the modem we picked up at the same time for comcast enforced upgrade, not sure which now, got both before Thanksgiving.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/searchpage.jsp?st=netgear+n900&_dyncharset=UTF-8&id=pcat17071&type=page&sc=Global&cp=1&nrp=15&sp=&qp=&list=n&iht=y&usc=All+Categories&ks=960&keys=keys
Designing & building electrical circuits for over 25 years.  Screw Shield for Mega/Due/Uno,  Bobuino with ATMega1284P, & other '328P & '1284P creations & offerings at  my website.

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