Airport Extreme (setting up external hard drive)

skorpien

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What are you trying to set it up for? If it's Time Machine, just open your Time Machine prefs and select it as the backup volume. I assume it's formatted HFS+ already?
 

robotrenegade

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Apr 16, 2002
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What are you trying to set it up for? If it's Time Machine, just open your Time Machine prefs and select it as the backup volume. I assume it's formatted HFS+ already?
I want it as time machine/server harddrive.
When I go through Time machine I get this. Then I click set up and it just opens Airport Utility. (I went through this already)
I assume it's formatted HFS+ already? I just took it out of the box and plugged it in.
 

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skorpien

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Unless the box says it's formatted for Mac OS X, it's probably formatted NTFS. Open Disk Utility and format it using HFS+. Time Machine can only use HFS+ formatted volumes, including those shared through an Extreme.
 

bislip

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Dec 4, 2009
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could you mention what drive youre actully trying to connect?
Im looking around for one that would do exactly that, but there's a lot of conflicting methods and hardware!!!

please!?

macbook pro 17"
4 gb ram
Snow Leopard installed over leopard
 
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