Airport hard drive problem

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  1. downbylaw macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys,

    I recently bought a (powered) USB splitter for my Airport Extreme (7.4.1 firmware) so I could use a Hard Drive and Printer. Printer is working fine but I had some trouble with the Hard Drive (Iomega 750GB). Airport Utility recognises it at Disks but I can't see it in Finder.

    Any ideas.

    Thanks
     
  2. raziel777 macrumors regular

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    What type of partition? GUID or Apple Partition?
     
  3. downbylaw thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Well, there's your problem. The AirPort Extreme does NOT support NTFS-formatted disks. You'll need to reformat as Mac OS Extended (HFS Plus) first.
     
  6. downbylaw thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi, bigger problems :(

    I tried to format the disk like you said but there seemed to be an error. Now even my Mac can't recognise the hard drive???

    Help...
     
  7. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Try disconnecting the disk from the AirPort Extreme, connecting it to your Mac, and using Disk Utility to format it. You'll probably also need to change the partition scheme to either GUID or APM - this can also be done in Disk Utility.
     
  8. downbylaw thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Everything I do, there's always an error so I can't complete the process.
     
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