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Can you connect multiple hard drives to Airport Extreme BS?

 
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 4:42 am    Post subject: Can you connect multiple hard drives to Airport Extreme BS? Reply with quote

Just wondering if you can use a USB hub to connect 2 or 3 hard drives to an airport extreme base station? Also is there any news of Apple allowing you to use time machine on an external drive connected to an Airport base station.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 5:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok found out you can connect multiple devices using a hub, but I can't find any word on wether you can use time machine on a connected hard drive.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 6:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That feature is exclusive to the Time Capsule for now. Sad
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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That feature is exclusive to the Time Capsule for now. Sad

Am i dreaming if I remember Jobs saying you could back up to a networked drive when he previewed leopard back at the WWDC?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apple must've been reading your mind.


http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/wa/RSLID?mco=3CFDBA81&fnode=home&nplm=MB277LL/A
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Apple must've been reading your mind.


http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/wa/RSLID?mco=3CFDBA81&fnode=home&nplm=MB277LL/A

It would be the ideal solution if it weren't for the fact you can't partition the drive so Time Machine will eventually eat up all the free space.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

trustory wrote:
Am i dreaming if I remember Jobs saying you could back up to a networked drive when he previewed leopard back at the WWDC?


It was touted as a feature and then pulled. There are many theories, but no one really knows why. It could be the hardware, firmware, or fact that Apple wants to get TC sales off the ground.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess I could buy the 500gb TC and attach a USB HDD to it which I could partition to what ever size I fancy and use a partition on that as my TM drive then use the rest of the space as network storage.
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