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Network HDD issues

by boggessjulian / March 25, 2013 10:24 AM PDT

Hi, I have a hdd attached to my Netgear router. It shows up in Finder, but will not show up in Disk Utility. I can't get Time Machine to recognize the disk for automatic backup. Any help?

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Tell more. Which Netgear?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 25, 2013 10:36 AM PDT
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I own the wndr3800 and at netgear.com are articles about compatibility with time machine. Some are not compatible.
Bob

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Some disks will not work
by centurion48 / March 25, 2013 2:39 PM PDT
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Network hdd issues
by boggessjulian / March 26, 2013 5:59 AM PDT

ugh. thank you. i have the n600 and apparently i need the n600 premium edition. the guy at the apple store said any router with a usb drive would work. i will be returning the router : (

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There's a reason why folk like those Apple routers.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 26, 2013 6:05 AM PDT
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After you factor in gas driving around, about the same price too.
Bob

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Mostly, but not always
by centurion48 / March 26, 2013 11:22 AM PDT

@Bob:
As luck would have it, my 3.5 year old Time Capsule 1TB died just the other day. It is likely to be the capacitors as that is a known problem and there is no sign of life so probably not the hard drive.
I purchased a new 2TB model because I really like the way they 'just work'. I also ordered a repair kit (~$25) so I can have a go at fixing the old one, which I have taken apart. If I can fix it it will be a bonus, if not then I will remove the hard drive and use it elsewhere.
So, Apple routers are not bullet proof (maybe the Airport Extreme are, but not the Time Capsules).
regards,
Darryl

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