Airport express and External Hard drive compatibility

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  1. bigMAC28 macrumors member

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    I want to see if this is possible:

    I want to connect my 500 GB External Hard drive to my Airport express (current Gen) so that I can update Time Machine and store all of my media on it. When I plug the external hard drive into the back of my Airport Express it says that the airport express doesn't have enough power or something of that matter. Now, can I buy a powered USB hub to connect it to? Will the Airport Express even support this feature?

    Also, regarding the airport extreme. Does that come with a harddrive on it? Im confused about that part.

    Thanks!

    -Mike
     
  2. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Time Capsule is Apples AirPort Extreme with a HDD in it.

    The Express USB port only supports printers.
     
  3. Intell macrumors P6

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    The Express does not support USB hard drives, only USB printers. The Extreme does support them, but it does not come with a hard drive.
     
  4. ZeRoLiMiT macrumors 6502a

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  5. Intell macrumors P6

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    Get a newer Express. The G one simply cannot do it.
     

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