Airport Express + External HDD + Time Machine?

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  1. wordy macrumors regular

    wordy

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    Hi, I don't own an airport express, but after yesterday's refresh, I'm thinking about picking one up.

    Today there's news that external HDD now work with Airport Extremes, so I'm wondering, will I be able to hook up an external HDD to the Express and use it with Time Machine??

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. lozanoj83 macrumors 6502a

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    Express does not support AirDisk, so backing up with Time Machine is not possible
     
  3. theLimit macrumors 6502a

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    According to Apple specs, the USB port on the Airport Express is for printers only.
     
  4. Cyclotrode macrumors regular

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  5. aristobrat macrumors G5

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    I wish Apple would have picked names that sound a little more different than Express and Extreme. :eek:

    Express + External HDD = fail. As others have pointed out, the Express only does USB printers, not USB external HDDs.

    Extreme + External HDD = good for Time Machine (after tonights updates, anyways).
     
  6. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    That news article focuses on the Airport Extreme, not Express. While the Express is mentioned in that thread, reports so far are inconclusive as to whether the newest model express (802.11n) supports "Airport Disk" or not.
     
  7. iJon macrumors 604

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    It works with the current generation Airport Extreme, not Airport Extreme. There is a difference.

    jon
     

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