AirPort Extreme 802.11n & External Hard Drive

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

  1. jaws01 macrumors member

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    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

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    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

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    From the Apple site:

     
  4. macleod199 macrumors 6502

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    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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