One computer is Windows XP SP3. As soon as I finish getting things rigged up, it is going offline. The other computer has Windows 7. I'm setting things up so that with a KVS switch, I can view either the XP computer or the Windows 7 computer on my monitor. Only one at a time, not both.
Now, my printer will not run on Windows 7, and so when I store files that I want to print, I need to store them to a USB flash drive. I really don't want to keep unplugging that drive from one computer box to the other. I'd like to keep it plugged into one thing.
So, I would like to know if there is a device I could plug the USB flash drive into that I could run a cable to from the XP box and another cable to the Windows 7 box so that either computer could read or write to the drive, but not at the same time. So, if I switch to the Windows 7 computer with the KVS switch, I'd like to flip a switch that will switch the USB flash drive to read and write from the Windows 7 computer; and conversely, when I switch to the XP computer, I'd like to flip a switch so that the USB flash drive would now be read and written to by the XP computer. The device would automatically "unplug and plug in" the device from one computer to the other but do so electronically rather than physically.
Is there such a device?