Can I hook up my external hard drive to the airport extreme and still have it as my time machine back up for my imac
- Asked by Harry M from Fayetteville
QA AirPort Extreme Base Station
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5 Answers from the Community
YES... Search apples support forums.. Works great!!
- Answered by Vincent N from Atglen
No. Although it was possible when first released, Apple has disabled this feature so as to not hurt their Time Capsule sales.
- Answered by Roy C from Woodside
This is NOT OFFICIALLY SUPPORTED by Apple.
It works well for some, not so well for some, and not at all for others.
This forum will not let me post a link to the Apple Technical article, but here's how to find it:
Go to apple.com (slash) support (slash) snowleopard. Select Time Machine, then Other Time Machine articles, then the one titled "Time Machine doesn't back up to AirPort Extreme AirPort Disks."
If you have a problem with this configuration and call AppleCare, you'll get little help, if any.
- Answered by James P from Clermont
Unreliable at best and unsupported by Apple.
- Answered by Fred M from Buena Park
No For that you will need time capsule for that. time capsule starts at $299
- Answered by M Z from Albany