3908 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 21, 2010 8:23 AM by Pondini
Welcome to the disucussion area!
I tried using a highs speed USB port (D-Link) and connect it to the AE but the WD-HD does not appear on my iMac and MBP
The drive will need to be formatted as Mac OS Extended (Journaled) to work with Macs. Do you know how it is formatted?
Where were you looking for it to "appear"?
Are you planning to use Time Machine for the backups? If so, you need to know that backing-up that way is "iffy" and +*not supported by Apple.+* See [Using Time Machine with an Airport Extreme Air Disk|http://web.me.com/pondini/Time_Machine/Airport.html] (or use the link in *User Tips* at the top of this forum).
A better alternative would be to connect an external HD to your iMac, and back it up directly to one partition. Back the MBP up to a separate partition, via "sharing," over your network. See #22 in [Time Machine - Frequently Asked Questions|http://web.me.com/pondini/Time_Machine/FAQ.html] (or use the link in *User Tips* at the top of the +Time Machine+ forum), for setup instructions.