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AirPort Extreme server/nas thing?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Ok guys, so I’m a noob when it comes to like servers and NAS and stuff like that, but I was wondering if I could attach a 2tb drive to my Apple AirPort Extreme (it’s an external drive) and if I did what benefits it could have. 

 

Im easily confused when it comes to like raid and stuff so hopefully you won’t have to explain stuff like that to me.

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9 minutes ago, star_pilot475 said:

Ok guys, so I’m a noob when it comes to like servers and NAS and stuff like that, but I was wondering if I could attach a 2tb drive to my Apple AirPort Extreme (it’s an external drive) and if I did what benefits it could have. 

 

Im easily confused when it comes to like raid and stuff so hopefully you won’t have to explain stuff like that to me.

Yes you can add a USB Hard Drive to the AirPort. It would act as network attached storage for you internal network accessible from any device on your network. You can also enable access from outside your network as well. Benefits would be be able to access files from multiple devices, you could backup files from devices to that disk for safe keeping. Downside to this is file transfer speeds tend to be slow less than 100MBps especially when writing or reading from the drive over WiFi.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
6 minutes ago, ddennis002 said:

Yes you can add a USB Hard Drive to the AirPort. It would act as network attached storage for you internal network accessible from any device on your network. You can also enable access from outside your network as well. Benefits would be be able to access files from multiple devices, you could backup files from devices to that disk for safe keeping. Downside to this is file transfer speeds tend to be slow less than 100MBps especially when writing or reading from the drive over WiFi.

Ok, I might end up doing it. Thanks for your help.

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2 minutes ago, star_pilot475 said:

Ok, I might end up doing it. Thanks for your help.

If you need help setting it up here is a little article on how to do it.

 

https://wccftech.com/set-up-network-attached-storage-on-airport-extreme/


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33 minutes ago, star_pilot475 said:

Ok, I might end up doing it

Its pretty not a great way of doing a nas, unless you are directly connected to the station via ethernet then its slow and I often had problem with the drive disconnecting from my Mac. 

I would suggest making a folder or drive shared on an existing computer as it is just a better way of doing it


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