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Moderator billford
(moderator) Sun 20-Feb-11 15:58:12
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Airport HDDs


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I've connected a 1TB drive to the USB port on my Airport Extreme. No problems but...

I want to reformat it, but according to the Airport Utility Help:
AirPort Utility does not support formatting disks. Format the hard disk using your computer.
I assumed this meant I'd just use Disk Utility, but it doesn't see it.

Does it mean that I have to connect it direct to the computer (iMac) to format it, or am I missing something again? crazy

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Standard User AEP
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 20-Feb-11 16:02:14
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Re: Airport HDDs


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According to this thread you do have to connect the drive directly to your computer to format it. I'm not that surprised - most network file systems don't allow disk formatting over the network. I can understand why that might be thought a good idea.
Moderator billford
(moderator) Sun 20-Feb-11 16:06:58
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Re: Airport HDDs


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Oh bother. (The filter would take out what I wanted to say wink)

More cable grovelling... thanks for the link.

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