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    Connecting a USB drive to Airport Extreme
    I have a 2Tb USB powered xtnal HDD connected to my Airport Extreme to use as a Time Capsule backup drive. No problems at all, it all works as it should but I wondered if leaving the usb powered hdd connected permanently, i.e always on, would it be detrimental to the airport device or the drive itself?? I'm thinking, too much load for the airport power supply? or reliability long term of the drive.....

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    15-inch Early 2008; Processor 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo; Memory 4 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM; 10.7.5
    I've had mine set up like that for about 4 years. No issues whatsoever. Enjoy!

    Doug

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    Thanks Doug, I'll relax then :-). Be sure to let me know if your's plays up and I'll swap mine out come the time!

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