AirPort Extreme 802.11n (2nd gen.): AirPort Disk not for home directories, removable media devices; manuals

AirPort Extreme 802.11n (2nd gen.): AirPort Disk not for home directories, removable media devices; manuals

Apple has begun documentation of its second generation AirPort Extreme with 802.11n capabilities.

Storage caveats Two Knowledge Base documents have been filed regarding the AirPort Extreme's (2nd Gen.) AirPort Disk function; this feature allows users to attach USB drives to the AirPort Extreme . They explicate two caveats:

  • Attached storage shouldn't be used for home directories Knowledge article #305013 says that AirPort Extreme 802.11n (2nd gen.) Base stations may not be able to locate a home directory on attached USB devices if they are powered off or if the enumeration order of attached storage devices changes.
  • Removable media USB devices cannot be used Knowledge Base article #305011 says that AirPort Extreme 802.11n Base stations do not support USB devices that use removable media such as floppy disk drives or optical drives.

Manuals Meanwhile, new to the Manuals section of Apple's support site are two guides for the yet-to-ship AIrPort Extreme 802.11n:

Shipment of the AirPort Extreme 802.11n is still scheduled for sometime in February.

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