Can Airport Extreme expose a WD MyBook World Edition II with only an ethernet interface (no USB) to my iMac for TimeMachine backups?

I have a MyBook World Edition II (WDH2NC20000) that only has an RJ45 jack (no USB port). If I plug it into the AirPort, can my iMac use this storage for TimeMachine backups?

  • Asked by Pasquale F from Pleasant Hill
  • Apr 10, 2010
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    Not at first...you will need to update the firmware on the WD. Once you do that your imac will be able to 'see' it as an available Time Machine drive.

    • Answered by Billy A from Port Saint Lucie
    • Aug 10, 2010