Airport Extreme 1GB transfer limit

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by MrManwelo, Jul 14, 2012.

  1. MrManwelo macrumors member

    Oct 13, 2010
    I was just about to buy an Airport Extreme when I stumbled upon a review of one. It said that one of the cons was that when connected to a USB hard drive, you could only transfer files of up to 1GB at a time. I've done some googling and found conflicting statements regarding this.

    As this would be my main purpose for the Airport Extreme, this would be a big issue. Can anyone confirm whether this is true and that only files of less than 1GB can be transfered over the network.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. MrManwelo thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 13, 2010
    any one? I was in the apple store today and they said they've not heard of this (but the woman i asked seemed about as useful as a paper umbrella. she was trying for ages to find the ethernet port on my retina Macbook pro...)
  3. fanta macrumors regular

    Jun 2, 2011
    i transfer movies >1gb constantly. macbook air > airport extreme > mac formated usb hard drive.
  4. MrManwelo thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 13, 2010
    nice one, that's what i wanted to hear!
  5. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    I just set up a 3TB external HDD for my parents. They move movies onto the drive all the time and it's often 4-10GB each.

    Personally I use a NAS, but for most home users, the AE drive works fine.

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