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MacBytes
Jan 12, 2007, 07:55 AM
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Link: AirPort Extreme has AirPort Disk: USB hard drive sharing (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20070112085552)
Description:: The new AirPort Extreme Base Station will also include a USB Disk sharing feature called AirPort Disk according to an article on The Unofficial Apple Weblog.

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wmmk
Jan 12, 2007, 04:16 PM
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Category: Apple Hardware
Link: AirPort Extreme has AirPort Disk: USB hard drive sharing (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20070112085552)
Description:: The new AirPort Extreme Base Station will also include a USB Disk sharing feature called AirPort Disk according to an article on The Unofficial Apple Weblog.

Posted on MacBytes.com (http://www.macbytes.com)
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could you hook up a hub, then share disks and a printer? that'd be sooooo cool!:D

xUKHCx
Jan 12, 2007, 04:18 PM
yes you can

from the horses mouth:
You can even connect multiple drives and printers using a USB hub (sold separately). (See system requirements.)

After G
Jan 12, 2007, 04:21 PM
Wow, makes buying one more tempting now. Wonder if no gigabit ethernet is a typo?

xUKHCx
Jan 12, 2007, 04:23 PM
Definitely not a typo, spent ages looking at the information pages.

I would love to buy this and keep my external drives out of sight (and sound) but alas i am a student so cant afford it (spent 70 last year on a g router with an internal adsl modem)

joshysquashy
Jan 12, 2007, 04:40 PM
you know what this is for: backing up your mac via time machine.

i am sure this is why they added this, how many laptop users would remember to plug in a hdd regularly, but with this, as soon as you join the network, time machine keeps the hdd synced.

wmmk
Jan 12, 2007, 05:15 PM
you know what this is for: backing up your mac via time machine.

i am sure this is why they added this, how many laptop users would remember to plug in a hdd regularly, but with this, as soon as you join the network, time machine keeps the hdd synced.

brilliant! and best of all, now that I switched my mom, all mac related purchases that can be used by both of us or help me do the design are business expenses, and are free. wmmk's household, get ready for your TB 802.11n network drive!:)