2536 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Apr 23, 2009 2:08 PM by Colin Manning
Plug the drive into the USB port on the Extreme (and make sure it's formatted FAT32 or HFS+, not NTFS)
Many drives come formatted NTFS out-of-the-box.
Also, confirm which Extreme model you have.
If there is nothing on the drive, it really doesn't matter how it's currently formatted; reformatting is easy.
Connect the drive to your mac and open the Disk Utility (just search for it using spotlight).
From Disk Utility, chose drive from the listing on the left, click on 'Erase' and chose the format. I think the general consensus is to use HFS+ Journaled, unless you have reason not to.
Once it's completed, unmount the drive and connect to your AEBS. You should be good to go.
Well? What happened?
I too am a NAS n00b - I'm particularly interested to know if Time Machine works. I can't find anything on the Iomega site about Time Machine for this particular device. The DAS devices shout their compatibility with Time Machine from the roof tops, so I thought the failure to mention such compatibility for the NAS might be telling.
If this works, Iomega has made a sale. This definitely seems to be the least expensive NAS, print server, media server, Time Machine solution out there.
I have the same drive and a similar issue. I believe this drive is essentially an Ethernet-only drive. I naively thought all I had to do was plug it in with an ethernet cable and it would work. There must be some way to get it to work. Otherwise all those ethernet sockets on the back of the Airport Extreme are just for decoration. (Who was want to buy a wireless router to connect 4 computers to it?)
There is a USB socket on this drive. But I don't think it can be used in the same way a USB drive can.
I connected up a USB drive and it worked straight away. But I really need to get the Network HD working. I can't get my money back because I bought it in a bricks and mortar store.