Airport Express as Time Machine????

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by chrisob, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. chrisob macrumors newbie

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    Does anybody know if you can use Airport Express (not Extreme) with Time Machine by mounting an external hard drive off it. Everywhere I read it only says it can be done with Airport Extreme. And that the usb port on the Express is for a printer only.

    Any help would be appreciated :D
     
  2. ipedro macrumors 68040

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    Unfortunately, the Airport Express can't do what you want.

    The USB plug only works for remote Printers. You can't hook up a remote HDD to it.

    What Airport Express does that Airport Extreme and Time Capusule can't do is AirTunes.
     
  3. chrisob thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's a pity. Will just have to get the extreme so. Thanks for d reply tho:D
     
  4. Tex-Twil macrumors 68020

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    Well I've just got myself an Airport Express as well. I wish there could be USB disk support.

    I don't really understand why AP Extreme does not do AirTunes ... otherwise I would have gone AE Extreme.
     
  5. skorpien macrumors 68020

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    If the Express did everything the Extreme does, who would by an Extreme? And think of the premium Apple would put on such a device to make up for lost revenue...

    But moreso, and I don't really know anything about USB controllers or whatnot, but it may be that the size of the Express is what's limiting it. They've already crammed enough into such a small bundle.
     

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