1 Reply Latest reply: Jan 6, 2012 9:57 AM by Bob Timmons
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I'm about to purchase my second external hard drive for backups and I was wondering if it is safe/plausable/possible to plug a usb hub into the USB port of the Airport Express to connect my two hard drives (and maybe a printer) to connect all three of these devices to my local network? Has anyone tried this? I'd to know before I get the usb hub


Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • Bob Timmons Level 10 Level 10 (91,860 points)
    I was wondering if it is safe/plausable/possible to plug a usb hub into the USB port of the Airport Express to connect my two hard drives (and maybe a printer) to connect all three of these devices to my local network?

    Unfortunately, the AirPort Express will not support a hard drive connected to its USB port. Only compatible printers are supported.

     

    So, while you could connect a powered USB hub to the AirPort Express, it would only function correctly with multiple printers.

     

    To support a hard drive, you would need an AirPort Extreme.