can I hook up my RAID drive currently on my mac to the airport usb hub and make it essentially a NAS drive?

I have a 2TB RAID 0/1 drive hooked directly to my mac but would love to share this drive with my other systems including my PS3 so I can view photos/music through my TV with surround sound. Will simply plugging it into the usb port on the airport work and essentially create a NAS drive?

  • Asked by Andrew G from Pittsford
  • Nov 19, 2009
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    You can share your RAID drive, however time machine will not work on the Airport Extreme/TimeCapsule USB port and the Airport Extreme/TimeCapsule doesn't support UPnP AV which is used for the PS3 to pick up shared media.

    Personally I use a D-Link DNS-323 which supports UPnP AV to share all my media to my PS3 and internet ready TV, and I use a Time Capsule to backup my MacBook.

    • Answered by Simon H
    • Jan 22, 2011