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Airport Extreme, USB hard drive will not mount

905 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 6, 2007 10:50 AM by The Joolster RSS
Lesy9129 Calculating status...
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Dec 1, 2007 8:34 PM
I just purchased the AEBS and the Iomega UltraMax Ext hard drive to have a place to backup both my XP machine and my new Macbook Pro(using Time Machine). Looks like I made a big mistake...I can see the drive in the Airport Utility and the Airport Disk Utility but the drive will not mount. What am I doing wrong? Any help is greatly appreciated!

I also found a document that says that the AEBS Airport Disk is "not" compatible with Time Machine! That is the reason I got the AEBS to start with since the sales literature hyped connecting an external drive to it for use with Time Machine. Does anyone know if this is really the case?
macbook pro
  • Lennylou Calculating status...
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    Dec 5, 2007 9:16 PM (in response to Lesy9129)
    Hi Lesy9129

    apparently Apple pulled this feature from Leopard 10.5, and removed references from the website(last minute bug) Unfortunately, you might have read it, before the scrub. Quite a few people share your predicament. Let's hope in the future, this feature is resored.
    15in MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • The Joolster Calculating status...
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    Dec 6, 2007 10:50 AM (in response to Lennylou)
    I've been trying to achieve exactly the same thing Lesy9129. And thanks Lennylou...your reply certainly puts us out of our misery of fiddling with our setup for hours on end. I've already spent quite a while doing just that but now I know it's fruitless I'll just plug my external HD directly.

    Not a good situation for those with more than one computer who thought they could utilise Time Machine wirelessly with a single external HD.

    Let's hope Apple are actively debugging this one!

    Intel iMac + MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.1)


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