Airport Extreme and USB HD

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by DamFu, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. DamFu macrumors regular


    Jul 13, 2007
    Just bought an Extreme today and am getting it setup. The drive I have connected is a 3TB Seagate. I have an iMac and a MB Pro.

    What I want to do is use the drive for Time machine backups of both machines. I also would like to to move my iTunes library to it and share it between both machines.

    I told the lady at the Apple Store that this is my plan and she said it would work but I am having some intermittent success. Backups do not always work and I can not get iTunes to publish my library to the iMac.
  2. chands macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2011
    The 'shared' drive has to be mounted before the backup is started ... have this part of your login/startup items - iv not had any issues since doing that...

    I have moved all my iTunes library to the USB HDD/Extreme and all my MACs and PC's (inc wifi devices) read them great - no buffering at all :)

    only thing i want to get working...if its supported (not googled it yet) is DLNA for my TV/PS3...


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