Bizarre AEBS Problem

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by BulkHedd, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. BulkHedd macrumors 6502

    BulkHedd

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    Ever since the AEBS update I have been using my WD MyBook, plugged into the AEBS, for my Time Machine backup. I'm using a MacBook with 802.11n. It's been working fine.
    Over the weekend I decided I wanted to go ahead and delete all of my old Time Machine backups since they were not going to be accessible wirelessly anyway. So I tried to delete them via wireless and it crashed my AEBS. I had to unplug it to reset it. I tried it again and the same thing happened.
    So I disconnected the drive from the AEBS and deleted the old stuff via USB. It took a while but it worked.

    Why would this have crashed the AEBS? I was unable to access it with my wired desktop and my wireless MacBook. My network was just down hard untill I rebooted it.
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

    flopticalcube

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    From my experience the AEBS does not play well with MyBook drives. I have two of them (slightly diff models each) and both cause the occasional hiccup in the AEBS requiring a reboot. I particularly notice that trying to connect to a FAT32 partition from an OSX machine brings the entire AEBS down whereas connecting from an XP machine doesn't.
     
  3. anthonybsd macrumors member

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    What is the filesystem on Mybook? AEBS doesn't play nice with anything deviates from "Extended Journaled HFS".
     
  4. BulkHedd thread starter macrumors 6502

    BulkHedd

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    I'm using it for Time Machine so I assume that it is Extended Journaled HFS.

    Everything works fine with Time Machine.
     
  5. anthonybsd macrumors member

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    Did you format it yourself? Don't assume just because it works with Time Machine that it is (afterall it works on NTFS too).
     
  6. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Time Machine is only supported on HFS+ drives. OSX cannot write to NTFS drives without 3rd party support.
     
  7. BulkHedd thread starter macrumors 6502

    BulkHedd

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    I did format it myself but it's been a few months.
     

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