With the number of laptops, desktops and smartphones in the house I'd like to establish a shared network drive for file sharing.
I don't want the option to have a dedicated computer always on ready to share files.
The home computer will have Linux Mint and dual boot into Windows XP if required. We have a Mac laptop and Windows 8 laptop.
I have a wireless Cisco router supplied by my ISP.
So here is the options that I can think of:
1. Network Attached Storage - get s 3-4TB unit, plug into the router and I'm off to the races.
2. Attach behind the ISP router a gigabit router with USB port and place an external (I have a 1TB already - I can upgrade size later) behind it over USB and all the other devices will connect via that router.
Any Linux considerations I should know about, or suggestions? Everything says its good for Windows and Mac but nothing about Linux (of course)