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    Instructions for Wireless Time Machine setup:



    You need to:
    1. Have an Airport Extreme Base Station connected as part of your home network (read above);
    2. Plug the LaCie drive into the USB port on the Airport Extreme;
    3. Use 'Airport Utility' application to set up the LaCie unit as a shared drive;
    4. Back in the Finder, select your Airport Extreme in the sidebar of a folder window to mount the LaCie (network) drive;
    5. In System Settings / Time Machine, select the LaCie (network) drive as one of your back-up drives;
    6. Repeat items 4 and 5 above on your other Macs and they will all utilize the same LaCie drive as Time Machine volume.
    [This works reasonably well but is much slower than directly connected Time Machine drives (via FireWire or USB2/USB3, etc. The initial full back-up of each machine may therefore take several hours but after that it's not so noticeable.]

    The drive can be partitioned, however that does not mean that it can be simultaneous connected to multiple machines (via USB) other than as a network share, as outlined above. Windows 7 should also be able to the available network shared disk, but I'm not certain how well this would work.

    (I didn't write these instructions originally; I copied and pasted them from the web, but they work.)

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