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2076 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Jul 9, 2008 5:36 AM by brwneyes
Currently Being ModeratedMay 12, 2007 9:12 PM (in response to brwneyes)I had the same problems. I updated the firmware to 7.1 and everything worked from then on......iMac, MacBook, Mac OS X (10.4.9)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 20, 2007 11:39 AM (in response to brwneyes)I got it to work but it took me over 3 days to get it all figured out. Iomega's technical team sure didn't do much to help me with it. With all the problems I had getting it set up, I didn't feel that confident in the drive. Plus, when I did get it to "work right" it made terrible clicking noises when writing to the drive as well as clicking noises every 15 seconds. Very annoying!!! I contacted the company I bought the drive from and they are allowing me to return the product. So, anyone have any suggestions on a 1TB drive with Raid options and is quiet?iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 21, 2007 11:43 AM (in response to brwneyes)Sure. Forget about the AirDisk and buy one of these:
http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=509 - It's a D-Link DNS-323 2 drive bay SATA NAS box, and shouldn't cost you more than $185 without drives. It has Gigabit Ethernet, supports SMB and AFP (it'll work with Windows machines and Macs), and it even runs an iTunes server inside the box.
http://preview.tinyurl.com/32vfc3 - Maxtor 500GB drives for $100 each shipped.
So for ~$385, you can have 1TB of space which you can then array as RAID 0 or 1, or use as a big, contiguous drive.AEBS, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 21, 2007 1:08 PM (in response to brwneyes)I bought a Galaxy Metal Gear Box RAID drive. When I connect it to the Airport Extrem USB port, the status light turns yellow, and I get a warning in Airport Utility that the "Disk Needs Repair - Errors were found with a disk connected to your AirPort Base Station. Please connect the USB disk to your Mac or PC and use Disk Utility or another disk application to repair the disk". Yet when I connect the drive directly to my Macbook, Disk Utility thinks it's ok and does not even allow the option to repair. How do I get this drive to show up as a shared drive on the networkAirport Extreme 802.11N, Mac OS X (10.4.9)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 21, 2007 4:31 PM (in response to ericlitman)Thanks for the advice, however, the Maxtor you recommended is an internal drive rather than an external drive. Not sure that I can put an internal drive in my iMac. Plus, my next question would be, if I am able to add an internal drive to the iMac, would I be able to access it through a laptop through wireless networking?iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 9, 2008 5:36 AM (in response to brwneyes)I returned the drives.