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Another option, one that would allow the other computers to access the drive when any computer is off, is to use a USB switch.

I know that I have seen them for a pair of computers to share USB devices. No reason why there should not be a multi-port version.

The USB switch works like a hub except it allows you to connect multiple computers up to share USB devices.

Here are a couple of links:
http://www.usbswitch.com/
http://www.everythingusb.com/hardware/USB_Switchboxes/
http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatSectionView.process?Section_Id=2090

Chas