4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 21, 2013 2:50 PM by recifaliste
recifaliste Level 1 Level 1

Hi ,

 

I plug an external HD 2,5" 1To capacity to my last generation time capsule USB slot.

 

My HD is ExFat format, i would PC and Mac compatibility , and files size more than 4Go

 

This HD work perfectly with MBP mid 2010 and Imac mid 2010 (osx 10.6.8), but  when i plug it to TC, TC sent error message "the hard disk must be repaired"

 

Airport is latest version....

 

Please can you send me some help???

 

many thanks and best regards!


Time Capsule 4G
Solved by Bob Timmons on Jan 21, 2013 6:36 AM Solved

My HD is ExFat format

That......is the problem.

 

THe USB port on the Time Capsule will support the following formats......Mac OS Extended (Journaled) also known as HFS+, FAT32 or FAT16.

 

More details here:

 

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2426

  • Bob Timmons Level 10 Level 10

    My HD is ExFat format

    That......is the problem.

     

    THe USB port on the Time Capsule will support the following formats......Mac OS Extended (Journaled) also known as HFS+, FAT32 or FAT16.

     

    More details here:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2426

  • recifaliste Level 1 Level 1

    this war behind apple and microsoft is really poor for users

     

    Apple can explaind why computers able to read and write exfat and why not with time capsule ?

     

    Many thanks Bob, you solve my prob...

  • LaPastenague Level 9 Level 9

    Actually all routers are limited by the amount of space they have for firmware=OS.. computers can load more and more stuff as they have endless amount of space in hard disk for drivers.. routers do not. They use flash ram and it is small. Vast majority of routers cannot read HFS+.. but the TC has to, in order for TM to work.

     

    They are using NetBSD on the TC.. and it may well not have good NTFS drivers.. for instance.

     

    FAT32 is really the only common format. Otherwise all the various OS have their preferred format.

     

    And if you blame Apple for HFS+.. you can also blame Microsoft for not releasing info and keeping rights to use NTFS away from open source community who are forced to back engineer them. HFS+ is open book compared to NTFS.

  • recifaliste Level 1 Level 1

    thanks for this complement. I didn't know that...

     

    I don't blame Apple , own mac able read and write all type HD. Not same from microsoft.

    I hate all from them

     

    But it's always same problemes with compatibility. It s not easy for users. So i ll think logic that time capsule could read exfat.

    I need transfert more than 500Go to convert my hard disk on mac os ext and reload after

     

    Now I know what my TC didn't read , it's the essential

     

    Thanks all