Is It Possible to Use an External Hard Drive Sort of Like a Cloud Server?

Question by KILLER_X: Is it possible to use an external hard drive sort of like a cloud server?
For example, if I take an external hard drive, and plug one USB input into one PC and a Firewire input into a Mac, if I drag a file from the PC into the external hard drive, will the file show up on the Mac in the external hard drive?

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Answer by cypheron
That should work, but it might depend on the enclosure. If you really want a cloud, put it on the network as a NAS. Of course, if you’re not using buzz-speak, then it’s just a file server.

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