Can the USB port be used for an external hard-drive that I could share over the network?

  • Asked by fn from Highland Park
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12 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    Negative. Apple's specs page informs me the USB port is printers only. For sharing a hard drive, you'd want to look at the AirPort Extreme instead.

    • Answered by Paul D from Hamilton
  • Nope, only the extreme can do that, the USB port on the express is for printer sharing only.

    • Answered by Stephen O from Mount Gilead
  • Yes, you can. You only need a USB hub (should be self powered). Connect your USB hub with USB port of AirPort Express. After that connect your external hard drive and printer with USB hub. All works fine.

    • Answered by Mohd M from Allahabad
  • i just asked apple and they say it will work

    • Answered by Glen K from Contoocook
  • Nope - just a printer on the Express

    • Answered by Paul J from London
  • Unfortunately not, it's for printing only.

    • Answered by Jeff N
  • No, you would need the extreme for that.

    • Answered by Sean D from Tempe
  • No. Only on Airport Extreme.

    • Answered by Aleksey T from Tualatin
  • The specs page says only a printer for the 2012 model.

    • Answered by Mike G from San Francisco
  • no, according to the documentation printers only on the usb port.

    • Answered by Jason P from Woodstock
  • No, it cannot. The USB can only be used for printers.

    • Answered by Benjamin W from Milford
  • I don't think so I think you'd need to buy a time capsule for that purpose

    • Answered by Padraic W