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2512 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Apr 23, 2009 2:08 PM by Colin Manning
Currently Being ModeratedMar 23, 2009 11:07 PM (in response to thaddius13)Plug the drive into the USB port on the Extreme (and make sure it's formatted FAT32 or HFS+, not NTFS)
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Currently Being ModeratedMar 23, 2009 11:20 PM (in response to smallard)
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.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AirPortiMac 24" 3GB |, Mac OS X (10.5.5), | 0.5TB TC | AEBS | iPod Touch G2 16GB
Currently Being ModeratedMar 24, 2009 9:15 AM (in response to VA2020)Ok, looking at that wiki entry I have the AirPort Extreme (802.11n). How do I figure out how the drive is formatted? How do I reformat if the drive is NTSF? What is better for storing audio and photo media, FAT32 or HFS+?
Thanks for the help!MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 24, 2009 9:29 AM (in response to thaddius13)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.MacBook Core Duo / iMac 24 / AEBS-n / AppleTV, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 24, 2009 1:02 PM (in response to thaddius13)HFS+. Especially if you plan on using Time Machine as a backup app.
The only reason you'd need FAT/FAT32 is if you plan on plugging the drive directly into a PC machine.iMac 24" 3GB |, Mac OS X (10.5.5), | 0.5TB TC | AEBS | iPod Touch G2 16GB
Currently Being ModeratedMar 25, 2009 2:22 PM (in response to VA2020)Thanks, I'll try tonight and let you all know... thanks for all the help!MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 7, 2009 5:07 PM (in response to thaddius13)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.
--PauliMac 2 ghz and MacBook Unibody, Mac OS X (10.5.6), hp C4580, sporadically connected wirelessly
Currently Being ModeratedApr 23, 2009 2:08 PM (in response to thaddius13)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.MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.6)