Can the airport express share a hard drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Megiddo, Jul 5, 2008.

  1. Megiddo macrumors newbie

    Jun 28, 2008
    Hello all,

    Can the airport express share a hard drive? I'm interested in being able to access my external hard drives from a wireless network but I don't really want to pay the premium associated with the time capsule. I already have a WRT54GL with dd-wrt, so I'd use the wireless-n from the AEBS or TC but otherwise the fact that it's a router doesn't matter to me. Are there any other alternatives?

  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    I do not think you can. However, on ebay they're selling the AEBS, the one that looks like a time capsule but it doesn't have the hard drive, for about $120. I bought mine from there for $110 shipped. It isn't the "N" model though, but for me I didn't care.
  3. aross99 macrumors 68000


    Dec 17, 2006
    East Lansing, MI
    No, only the AEBS can share a drive. The USB port on the Express is only for a printer...
  4. waw74 macrumors 68030

    May 27, 2008
    Although i have tried, and wound up having to repair the disk afterward.
    Don't remember exactly what happened, it's been a while, but no permanent damage, just a quick repair in disk utility to get it working again.
    so apparently there is some ability to talk to a disk.

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