Will airport extreme mount a hard drive on my network?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by David Franke, Apr 15, 2006.

  1. David Franke macrumors newbie

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    A powerbook is my only Mac. I have a lot of songs on an external firewire/USB hard drive. My question: can I plug the external hard drive into an Airport Extreme peripheral and have my powerbook "find" the external hard drive that way? If it does, I can let the songs reside there and control the music from my PB. If it doesn't, I'm back to the drawing board.

    Thanks.

    David Franke
    Syracuse, NY
     
  2. Sweetfeld28 macrumors 65816

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    I don't think that this is possible, in that you would need a computer to have the external hard drive to mount. I could be wrong, but i think you would need another computer for this purpose. If you did you could just use itunes to share your music using the Airport Express.

    It would be intresting to see if you could do actually get this to work, Good Luck though.
     
  3. superbovine macrumors 68030

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    it only for printers, keyspan express, and a usb hub.
     
  4. R.Youden macrumors 68020

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    If it is for a USB hub, what can you connect to the hub? Appart from the printer and keyspan?
     
  5. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    Not possible, and transfer speeds would be pretty slow.
     
  6. superbovine macrumors 68030

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  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    If you put the drive in a Network Attached Storage (NAS) enclosure, then you could do it. But it would connect to the network via ethernet or 802.11... not USB or FW.
     

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