Which external hard drive to hook up to Airport Extreme?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by downingp, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. downingp macrumors 6502a

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    I have two external hard drives. My 1TB external drive is what I use to keep all of my music, movies, etc. on. I use the 1TB hard drive for itunes and also to stream my music and movies to my Apple TV. My 500gb hard is used as my hard drive for Time Machine. I want to hook one of the drives up to my airport extreme. Which one would be best to hook up? Are there any advantages/disadvantages to hooking one drive up over another?

    Thanks.
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Two issues as I see it.

    1) The AEBS is limited to about 6MB/sec transfer rate (wired or wireless)

    2) The AEBS/Time Machine solution is not officially supported by Apple and doesn't work for everyone.
     
  3. hookem12387 macrumors 6502

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    Why that transfer rate?
     

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