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Time Machine - airport extreme - External drive WD world Edition 1TB


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Hi Everyone! Hopefully some of you had the problem that im having and can help me bc im going nuts! Im a new mac user...

I have a macbook pro with snow leopard, an aiport extreme and a 1 TB Western digital world edition connected to the airport extreme.

I can surf the web with no problem and i can acces the externarl hard drive through finder, copy files, etc.

But the problem comes when i want to use time machine since it wouldnt find the hard drive... Im guessing i have to format the WD to HFS but the thing is that when i open the disk utility its not there.

So i have also tried plugging the hard drive directly to my mac through the ethernet cable but when i do that the hard drive is not even recognized...

Any suggestions?

thanks a lot!
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Can you plug it in with a USB cable?
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Can you plug it in with a USB cable?
Yes! Iīve tried plugin it via Usb directly to my macbook pro and to the aiport but in both cases the drive was not recognized...
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go here and click on the link on the bottom of the page it will tell you have to set up time machine.

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This feature of AEBS is apparently not reliable or available for many people. Mine stopped working after many months and I lost my backups. See this post at Apple Support:

Apple - Support - Discussions - Using Time MACHINE with a USB drive ...

Cynics will say Apple 'broke' this feature (or never made it stable) so they could sell more Time Capsules.
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This feature of AEBS is apparently not reliable or available for many people. Mine stopped working after many months and I lost my backups. See this post at Apple Support:

Apple - Support - Discussions - Using Time MACHINE with a USB drive ...

Cynics will say Apple 'broke' this feature (or never made it stable) so they could sell more Time Capsules.
i have been using the AE via usb to my external LACIE drive since 10.6 with
no issues.
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