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Internet, Networking, and Wireless Discussion of networking, internet, and wireless including Apple's Airport products.

New Airport Extreme and NAS


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I just read that the new Airport Extreme has a NAS capability - you can connect a USB hard drive to it and it will show up to everything else that is connected as a Network Attached Storage (NAS) drive.

This may be the easiest way ever of sharing hard drives between Macs, PCs and *nix?

I did a quick search of "Airport NAS" in these forums but it didn't turn anything up. Has anyone tried this, and accessed the drive from both a Mac and a PC off of the same Airport Extreme? This *sounds* extremely intriging.

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I just called the local apple store and was told yes it does have NAS capability, ill do some more searching to see if i can find some info on it.. From what the guy said at apple with the airport extreme you should have no problem sharing hard drives between mac and pc.


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here are some interesting reads:

http://www.macworld.com/2007/01/firs...reme/index.php

http://digg.com/apple/New_AirPort_Ex...s_built_in_NAS

http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum...fm/662252.html


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Also these
http://www.macintouch.com/reviews/airportn/
http://reviews.digitaltrends.com/review4331.html
http://macdailynews.com/index.php/we...omments/12672/
http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Mac/Airp...-2-Disassembly
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I read most of the links above. This Airport NAS is great. Just plug in a USB drive, and it is more or less instantly available to both Mac and Windows machines. instant file and disk sharing. You can format the drive for HFS+ and it is still accessible to Windows over SMB. No more FAT32 to share disks between Macs and PCs. That is almost worth the price of the Airport all by itself.

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it actually is quite impressive. I want to do this to share files that I frequently use between my macbook pro and my quad, and my brothers imac.. Like images, and music.

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I want one also.. just have to talk the wife into it.


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