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:
http://www.no-ip.com/support/guides...

OR this
http://www.ehow.com/how_5746587_rem...

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.

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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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