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152 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 3, 2013 6:43 AM by in2om RSS
Nate1980 Calculating status...
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Jan 3, 2013 12:58 AM

Hi I am hoping someone can offer me some advice.


I have purchased an AE all up and running. I have my printer wich is not wireless, attached to the AE via usb works fine. What i am looking for is an easy way to connect cheaper external HDD to the AE. The primary reason for the external HDD is to move my apeture photo library and itunes library off my MBP. The only external HDD with ethernet connections (printer is using the usb port on the AE) seem to be expensive NAS options.Will AE recognise a HDD if it is attached to a usb adapter?? or ethernet to usb/thunderbolt/firewire adapter???? Or is there a simple solution and im just missing it.





MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • in2om Calculating status...
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    Jan 3, 2013 5:11 AM (in response to Nate1980)

    I can advice you buy any cheap USB hub (you can see my hub on the picture bellow). So then you connect 2 or more devices to your AE.


  • in2om Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Jan 3, 2013 6:43 AM (in response to Nate1980)

    I'm afraid AE doesn't support USB 3.0 connection. Anyway, you'll not feel the difference, because you'll use printer not as often as HDD.


    Good luck.


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