Airport Express + hard drive = Time Capsule?

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  1. xdarkdragonx01 macrumors member

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  2. aicul macrumors 6502a

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    It will work.

    When I did this before TimeCapsule was available it required quite some tweaking.

    First step is to make sure that the hard disk is in the right format. (I cannot remember what format needed).
     
  3. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    AirPort Express USB ports are only for printers. You cannot hook an external drive into there. Using an AirPort Extreme + hard drive is possible with some tweaking in Terminal to allow Time Machine to write to a usually unsupported drive.
     
  4. angemon89 macrumors 68000

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    wrong information much.

    YES, you can hook up an external drive to Airport Extreme and use it for Time machine backups. This wasn't possible in the past but an Airport firmware update began to allow this.
     
  5. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Get yourself an AEBS and an external drive are u're in Biz Ness.
     
  6. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    Correct answers... ;)
     
  7. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    What, pray tell, was wrong about my first post? I wrote that the USB port on an EXPRESS doesn't allow for the AirPort disk functionality. I did point out that the EXTREME does...so where am I wrong?
     
  8. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    My appologies to JediMaster, I misread, express no, extreme yes. :eek:
     

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