Airport Express - USB - HDD : Time Machine possible?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by tomcoolj, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. tomcoolj macrumors member

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    I noticed my 1st edition airport express has a USB port on for printing.

    If I plug in a HDD / Flash drive, is there anyway to turn it into a wireless hard drive, like the other airport extremes?

    Thanks
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  4. dgdosen macrumors 65816

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    Didn't this use to be a feature of the Airport Express? Is this just a case of Apple wanting to hold on tightly to the Time Capsule market?
     
  5. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    nope, the express never had hard drive functionality.
     
  6. skorpien macrumors 68020

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    You're probably getting confused with the Extreme's initial inability to use AirDisk for Time Machine - which, whether intentional or not, has been fixed but still officially unsupported by Apple. Either that or the instruction manual blunder that stated that the Express could share a USB hard drive (which has since been fixed). Either way, no. Express USB is for printers only.
     

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