how to remotely access an external harddrive?

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December 28, 2010 at 10:54:12
Specs: Mac OS X 10.5.8, 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo/2GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
I will be traveling abroad next year and I don't want to take all of my external hard drives with me. I have three Western Digital external hard drives: a 500GB passport with my iTunes on it, 1TB with movies, and a 2TB that I just got and is empty but wont be for long. Is there a way I can plug those into something somewhere (an internet router, another computer, an NAS server/media hub?) and be able to access everything on those hard drives as though they were physically attached to my macbook? I would like to be able to upload to these hard drives via the internet. For example if I was in Colorado at Starbucks and bought a CD and wanted to import it right away into my iTunes, which was back in my apartment in Fargo, ND, and then update my ipod so that I could listen to the cd as I walk around. Is this even possible? If so how do I do it?

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December 28, 2010 at 12:03:29
You need a static (fixed) IP address first. Most ISPs do not provide fixed IP addresses so you have to resort to something else such as this:

OR this

Also the upload speeds on standard provided by most ISP is abysmally slow, so you will be there forever waiting for the file upload to complete.

When everything else fails, read the instructions.

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December 28, 2010 at 12:23:17
So, it would be much faster to use an online service like logmein or GoToMyPC? Is there any software that can be bought and installed that wouldn't require a monthly subscription that could do the same thing as these sites?

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