Airport Extreme 6th Gen USB Port

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by k3rast4se, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. k3rast4se macrumors newbie

    Sep 1, 2010
    I recently bought an Airport Extreme 6th Gen and I would like to connect an external hdd to the usb port. Here's my question. My HDD is a WD Blue 2.5 320GB connected to a external hdd enclosure. This enclosure feature a usb cable with a double usb plug dongle. Is it okay if I only plug 1 usb cable in the airport extreme (only as 1 plug) or will it draw too much current? I don't want to damage my router.
  2. priitv8 macrumors 68040

    Jan 13, 2011
    You won't damage your router (it will shut the USB port down if it's overloaded), but if supplied current is insufficient to spin up the HDD, it won't start either.
    Normally, 2.5" drives should be good with single USB supply (500mA).

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