Can I fit Bluetooth to an external hard drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ashtreex, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. ashtreex macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I've got a big external hard drive to use for Timemachine backups. It has a USB2 socket and an Ethernet socket. To avoid yet another USB2 lead, is there a way I could plug a Bluetooth dongle into the hard drive? Or is there another wireless way to connect with it? My Mac is an aluminium iMac with OS 10.5.5.

    Advice welcome?
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    And connect the BT to your computer, right?

    Only if the USB port on the HD acts like a hub.
     
  3. ashtreex thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So you can Bluetooth enable a computer with one of those dongles, but not a device? I'd suck it and see except the dongles do cost a bit!
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    If the device has an OS that you can configure, with the ability to handle BT, and make connections, and do everything else a computer does to process BT, then ... sure, you can enable a device with BT.


    A hard drive cannot do any of that ...
     

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