airport extreme and 3TB storage device

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

  1. doobybiggs macrumors 6502

    doobybiggs

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    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

    FreakinEurekan

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    How is the drive formatted? Asus supports NTFS, Apple supports HFS.
     
  3. g4cube macrumors 6502a

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    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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