Can I use an airport express and external harddrive to make a time capsule?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by sam.walker22, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. sam.walker22 macrumors member

    sam.walker22

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    I've just bought an airport express so I can play music from my mbp wirelessly on my speakers and just realised that I have an old usb external hard drive that I never use so was just wondering if I could plug the hard drive into the airport express so I can use time machine wirelessly and make what is effectively a time capsule?
     
  2. rusty2192 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't believe the Airport Express's USB port can be used for storage, just printers. The Airport Extreme will do this, but not the Express.
     
  3. js81 macrumors 65816

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    ^^ Seconded. I have one, and I sure wish I could connect a HD to it rather than a printer (though wireless printing is useful :)).
     

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