airport extreme and 3TB storage device

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by doobybiggs, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. doobybiggs macrumors 6502


    Mar 5, 2012
    I just bought an ASUS rt-56u router and it wont accept my 3tb drive ... not sure why, but it wont share it.

    I was wondering if the AE would work with my 3TB drive correctly? :confused:

    I am plugging it in through the USB connection on the router
  2. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040


    Sep 8, 2011
    Eureka Springs, Arkansas
    How is the drive formatted? Asus supports NTFS, Apple supports HFS.
  3. g4cube macrumors 6502a

    Apr 22, 2003
    I have a 3TB external USB drive that has tested fine with the previous generation square,squat AE, and the newest Time Capsule Tower.

    Both were formatted as Mac OS Extended (aka HFS+).

    Be sure to partition as GPT/GUID. You can do this with Apple Disk Utility.

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