Airport Express. Multiple Connections Solution

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by -BigMac-, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. -BigMac- macrumors 65816


    Apr 15, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
  2. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    AirPort Express USB port is only for printers. The Extreme can handle external USB storage.

    Consider getting a NAS instead. Synology makes some great ones.
  3. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    That's a lot of power you are asking from the device....We don;t have the full specs yet, but my gut instinct says no. A buddy has a brand new 21.5" iMac and he purchased a USB 3 powered hub for use with it.

    I helped him with the setup as he's new to Mac, but when I plugged in my Apple external superdrive, the yellow "Insufficient Power" message appeared, and that was from a powered USB hub...It couldn't even run the motor in a superdrive. I think you'd be way better off sourcing powered devices....A policy I have always adopted...Powered caddy's are cheap enough so you don't have to spend megabucks to get reliable performance. I doubt the Matrox would provide enough power, but I could be wrong. My philosophy has always been to avoid drawing power from USB ports on my Mac's...I does put extra load on the PSU. The only device plugged into a USB port apart from y powered hub is the KB.

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