Can an external ethernet HD be connected to Airport Extreme Gigabit?


kolax

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Mar 20, 2007
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Won't be as easy to setup as using Apple's AirDisk utility.

It should work though - I'm curious to see if anyone has any speed comparisons for network drives v's USB connected by AirDisk.
 

RaceTripper

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It should work though - I'm curious to see if anyone has any speed comparisons for network drives v's USB connected by AirDisk.
Might not work...NAS drives typically require software support for connecting clients, and many support Windows only. E.g., the WD MyBook World Edition is Windows only, IIRC
 

macleod199

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Mar 10, 2007
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Does anyone have an external harddisk connected that is NOT a USB disk?
Will speed over an ethernetdisk be faster?
I'd say it would most likely be faster (if it does it's own translation of network traffic onto the hard drive, rather than relying on the base station's processor), but more expensive (because it's doing that processing).