wireless hard rives?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by tidefan, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. tidefan macrumors newbie

    Nov 15, 2008
    I'm pretty much a mac novice. I have a new iMac and am running airport express. I really like time machine but would like to set it up wirelessly without shelling out the $300 for a time capsule. Is it possible to do this with any external HD?
  2. r6girl Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Sep 6, 2003
    Yes, this is possible and is exactly the set-up I have (a Western Digital USB drive connected to my Airport Extreme router). Time Machine works beautifully with it.
  3. tidefan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 15, 2008
    just my luck the only usb port on my airport express is being used by the printer. Oh well it was a good thought.
  4. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    You can use a USB hub and connect multiple printers and disks. Get a good powered hub.
  5. waw74 macrumors 68030

    May 27, 2008
    The usb port on the express will NOT work for a disk. it only works for printers, and usb remotes for iTunes.

    if you want to put a disk on you need an extreme.

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