Airport express and a HDD

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  1. grooveattack macrumors 6502a

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    is there any reason an express cant support a hdd? i mean is it something that could be update in a software update? or is it a hardware thing?
    cheers!
     
  2. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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    No, the AE can support an external hdd now... read the front page.
     
  3. grooveattack thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thats only the extreme is it not? i am talking about the EXPRESS
     
  4. kkat69 macrumors 68020

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    Can you show us where on the front page Airport Express handles HDD's?

    I'm looking and all I see is Airport Extreme.

    To the OP, this was discussed in the article from the front page and on the Wi-Fi page on apple.com that AE still is only used for wireless printing. Might be a hardware restriction for the small device as to why it can't support HDD's who knows.

    Would be sweet if it did.
     
  5. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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    http://www.macworld.com/article/132611/2008/03/firmware.html

    "Compatible with Time Capsule, AirPort Extreme and AirPort Express firmware version 7.3.1 includes bug fixes, according to Apple. The AirPort Extreme Base Station firmware also includes security fixes."
     
  6. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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    Sorry, wrong front page -- check out the link above, I was reading Macworld.
     
  7. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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    Remember, Apple silently intro'd the new AE with Wireless N.
     
  8. grooveattack thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ok people, the airport express really does not support a HDD. i have it all update and sat next to me with a hdd plugged in and nothing. even on the airport utility menu it has 'disks' grayed out. i have got the new 'n' one and applied all updates. firm ware is at 3.1
     
  9. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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    I think that it is only the new AE (w/ Wireless N). Is this what you have?
     
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  11. kkat69 macrumors 68020

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    Still does not confirm that AE DOES in fact support HDD. Just says it updates it for bug fixes.
     
  12. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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    Well I stand corrected then. But didn't you read the same thing in that article that I posted above? It sure sounds to me that the AE is supported....
     
  13. kkat69 macrumors 68020

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    Nope, just says the 3 devices were updated with firmware, bug fixes, but didn't specify they all supported HDD.
     
  14. grooveattack thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i was chatting to a apple support guy just now and the new, fully updated airport express does not support a hdd, updates where bug fix.
     
  15. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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    Nice, problem solved then.... But it is too bad that the AE doesn't support this feature.
     
  16. grooveattack thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    errr...so can any one answer the original question please?!
     
  17. kkat69 macrumors 68020

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    Now sure how many Apple certified hardware/software developers here that worked on the AE but without calling a level 3 tech support person at Apple I would probably venture to say combination of both hardware and software.
     

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