Having too many USB drives is a problem too. If you have faced problem while sharing USB drives then here’s a nice solution by LaCie — the LaCie LaPlug. The device lets you share any USB hard drive over a local network — so just connect a USB drive and share it over multiple computers. Additionally, the LaPlug can also back up multiple computers to one central location.
Not only does the LaPlug make USB hard drives accessible throughout the home, it even supports remote access. Instead of emailing large files between colleagues/friends, just give them access to the LaPlug – all they need is an Internet connection. The user can even set up a custom web address so access to the LaPlug is as easy as typing a URL.
You can also connect a USB printer to the LaPlug and make it wirelessly available to all computers on the network.
The device can also be used to stream multimedia content. If you have movies on a USB key they can just connect it to the LaPlug then play the movie using the multimedia device on the network. Instantly watch movies from the comfort of your living room even if the LaPlug is located in another part of the house.
The LaPlug can also be used to back up all computers in a household onto one central location using included backup software or Time Machine.
Features include 4 x USB 2.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet and Wi-Fi b/g/n.
The LaCie LaPlug is priced at $74.99.