AirPort Extreme 802.11n & External Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by jaws01, May 2, 2007.

  1. jaws01 macrumors member

    Nov 3, 2006
    Just got the new AirPort Extreme and was wonder about the USB input on it. I wanted to get a USB and connect 3 external hard drives, is this possible? or do i risk the chance of damaging the AirPort Extreme Base Station?
  2. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030


    Dec 7, 2002
    Florida, USA
    You just need to hook a self-powered USB hub up to the Airport Extreme and you can use up to 7 (I think) hard drives or printers. Don't try to read/write to more than one at the same time though... it will be slow, very slow.
  3. Stratification macrumors regular

    Jan 17, 2005
    Spokane, WA
    From the Apple site:

  4. macleod199 macrumors 6502

    Mar 10, 2007
    I really don't think you'd damage the router. You might corrupt some data on your hard drives, in the worst case.

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