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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:49 pm    Post subject: Extreme and USB HD Reply with quote

I have a WD my book 500g. Need to copy stuff to my PC laptop then reformat it to fat 32. Is that correct? I tried to plug it into the Airport extreme but it does not recognize it. I think this is the reason. After reformat will this work for time machine? I want it plugged into the Extreme so I can access it with my laptop also.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:39 pm    Post subject: USB Drive to Airport Extreme Reply with quote

I think if you Google around you'll find
that it doesn't matter how an external
drive connected to an Airport Extreme
is formated
. I would format it as HFS+
or NTFS. FAT32 limits your file size to
4GB's.

Oh.......make sure you go into your
Preferences and Check Off "Show
Network Devices" or something
like that. That should be it.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FAT32 is compatible with Mac's and PC's but as billb says it is limited to files under 4GB.

HFS+ is best to use in a Mac only environment and I'd guess with the Airport Extreme.

NTFS is best to use in a Windows only environment. Mac's don't play nicely with NTFS without the addition of some third party apps.


Can't help with the Airport Extreme though as I've never used one.
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