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

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Europe calling, Sep 1, 2007.

  1. Europe calling macrumors regular

    Europe calling

    Jun 27, 2007
    The Netherlands
    Does anyone have an external harddisk connected that is NOT a USB disk?
    Will speed over an ethernetdisk be faster?
  2. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    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.
  3. RaceTripper macrumors 68030

    May 29, 2007
    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
  4. macleod199 macrumors 6502

    Mar 10, 2007
    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).

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