can i plug an external drive into an airport extreme and also connect that drive to a mac by firewire 800?

I have partitioned the hd drive, half for time machine, half for movies and I want time machine to back up a mac in another room, but the hd drive would be accessible from a mac mini running next to it.

  • Asked by Adam C
  • Jul 16, 2010
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    No, a firewire drive can only be mounted by one computer/device at a time.

    You can still mount the drive through the Airport, however. I would suggest wired ethernet if it's right next to it.

    • Answered by Steve B from Alameda
    • Aug 6, 2010