The 250 GB 7200 RPM Ethernet Network Hard Drive from Western Digital provides a unified and consolidated storage solution for your home or small office network. With this drive, you can easily centralize your files and make them accessible from almost any computer for convenient shared access. It uses the Common Internet File System (CIFS) for platform independent file sharing. In addition, it includes two hot-swappable USB 2.0 ports for printers and additional USB external hard drives. The incorporated utility helps in easy setup of NetCenter as a local drive on any computer. With features like S.M.A.R.T. monitoring, automatic power management and security lock, the NetCenter? Network Hard Drive provides a simple and convenient way to store and share your data, music, photos and videos.