Airport Extreme (setting up external hard drive)

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by robotrenegade, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. robotrenegade macrumors 6502a

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    I can't figure out how to set this up. Ideas?
     

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  2. skorpien macrumors 68020

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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?
     
  3. robotrenegade thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    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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  4. skorpien macrumors 68020

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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.
     
  5. bislip macrumors newbie

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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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