Ehard drive to hook up to Air Port Extreme?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by supernet33, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. supernet33 macrumors regular

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    So I want to get an extrnal hard drive for the Air Port Extreme but can't find anything good..

    I want an external hard drive that will sleep when not in use...
    And somethign that is well built...

    It can not be load!!

    Also what is a good USB hub for it?


    Thanks
     
  2. McShizzel macrumors regular

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    I just used a Nexstar 3 hard drive enclosure ( http://www.vantecusa.com/front/product/view_detail/275 ) with one of my extra drives lying around the house. It's a nice enclosure but does tend to make some noise when the drive is in use but when asleep makes no sounds at all. It also has a pretty bright activity light that could get annoying if it's starring at you in the face.

    As for a usb hub, any will do but I prefer this Belkin hub: http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=199941 it says it's made for the mac mini but the AirPort Extreme takes up the same square area as a mac mini. So you can just sit the AirPort on top of the hub. But then again this hub may be overkill since you will most likely be hooking up one HD and one printer unless you plan on attaching quite a few HDs/printers.
     

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