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3866 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 21, 2010 8:23 AM by Pondini
Currently Being ModeratedNov 4, 2010 2:34 PM (in response to California2010)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"?MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Time Capsule, AirPort Extreme, AirPort Express, iPhone
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2010 9:17 PM (in response to California2010)Almost identical setup here. It should probably work, provided your hub has enough power for the hard drive. Like the person above mentions, make sure you format it (connecting it to your computer) first. Where you're going to see it connect is through the Airport Utility application.MacBook 2Ghz Core Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2010 8:23 AM (in response to California2010)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.24" iMac 9,1 2.66 GHz; 4gb; 640 gb, Mac OS X (10.6.5), dual-band AEBS v. 7.4.2 iWeb 3.0.2