I see I can attach a hard drive via USB. Does it support *portable* external hard drives?
The downloaded user manual seems to imply (pictures) that it works with portable hard drives, but it does not explicitly state so. However, my experience with routers with USB ports (not Apple) is only powered hard drives work as there is not enough power in the router's USB port for a portable hardrive.
- Asked by Ion B from East Elmhurst
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2 Answers from the Community
Yes. I have a WD portable drive as a 'cloud' drive and it works just fine. I'm hoping to hook it up with a hub and a second portable drive to allow a backup of the original.
- Answered by Nirav C from Albuquerque
I have a 7 port powered usb hub connected to mine with 2 WD Mybook 1tb and the rest passport micros drives and have not had a problem yet. Remember though, the more drives you connect, the more power you will need.
- Answered by John D from Monmouth