Best Router to hook up an Ext. HD??

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by rjwalker21, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. rjwalker21 macrumors newbie

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    Feb 15, 2011
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    So I recently purchased a new Macbook Air and a 2 TB WD My book as an external HD. I want to connect it to my wireless network so I purchased a Netgear N600 not knowing that it only supports NTFS and FAT 32 HD's. Are there any other HD's that you guys recommend which would support OS-X Ext. Journaled besides the AEBS? If not then I guess I will pony up more money to Apple lol.


    Sorry if this has been asked before.
     
  2. kirsch92 macrumors member

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    Apr 30, 2009
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    The new Linksys E4200 supports HFS+ on connected drives, but it costs as much as an AEBS, and unless you need 3 stream wireless, you may as well go with the AEBS.

    Also, the AEBS is the only router I know of that can wake a Mac on LAN or wirelessly, if you need that.

    There are ways to make other routers support HFS+, using open source firmware. Google is your friend!
     

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