SURVEY: Which USB 2.0 Hard Disks work with the new (n)AEBS

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by bujjai2007, Mar 7, 2007.

  1. bujjai2007 macrumors newbie

    Feb 5, 2007
    Boston, MA
    Hi there,

    I want to get an idea on what brands/types of USB 2.0 hard drives that work well with the new Airport Extreme Base Station. I am also interested in finding out if the USB 2.0 drivers are self powered/bus powered (power from AEBS)/or connected through a powered USB hub (if so what type).

    This may help people like me that had a very bad experience mounting drives and also help new users in picking the right hardware.

  2. superted666 Guest


    Oct 17, 2005
    My toshiba 250 gb works flawlessly with my aebs.
  3. aristobrat macrumors G4

    Oct 14, 2005
    I'm using these two:

    Western Digital 250GB USB 2.0/Firewire External Hard Drive (WDXB2500JBRNN)
    Seagate Technologies 250GB USB 2.0/Firewire External Hard Drive (ST3200823A-RK)

    Both are self-powered and connected thru a pretty generic USB hub. I'll get the actual hub make when I'm home.

    I've had no problems with either of them.
  4. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    MR Readers, To be a useful reference, we will need to know the model number of the drive and what enclosure it is in.
  5. superted666 Guest


    Oct 17, 2005
    I would normally but ive lost the box and its not marked on the unit!!!!

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