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stevec59
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USB External drive for PC & Mac Via Home Hub 2

Hi Guys,

I have a home hub 2.0, I also have a 1TB External USB drive, I have connected the drive to the USB port on my Hub and I can see the drive on my pc, wirelessly (Windows 7), I know nothing abouy MAC's, but my wife has one and it would be great if we can both use the same drive, I think I will need to reformet the drive when it is plugged into her MAC into some MAC Format (?), I am happy to do that, but will both my PC and her MAC be able to access the drive?

 

Thanks

 

Steve

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DeanM
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Re: USB External drive for PC & Mac Via Home Hub 2

Hi steve,

 

As nobody else has posted I've decided to step in with a bit of advice, limited though it may be on Mac's 😛

 

You can map your network drive to the Mac as well as your PC; I don't think there's a specific file format you need to have your hard drive formatted to although I've read reports of Mac's having problems with NTFS - FAT32 apparently works fine. The link below should help you map the drive to your Mac - as far as I'm aware, the IP address assigned to the USB slot on the Homehub is 192.168.1.253, so enter this when prompted for an address/location.

 

http://osxdaily.com/2010/09/20/map-a-network-drive-on-a-mac/

 

Give this a go and get back to us to let us know how you get on, it might prove useful for other users (if it actually does work!).

Dean
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Re: USB External drive for PC & Mac Via Home Hub 2

@DeanM

 

time to update your signature as Birthday prize draw is finishedSmiley Tongue



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DeanM
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Re: USB External drive for PC & Mac Via Home Hub 2

Good shout, I've just been too busy to notice 😛

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Titus
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Re: USB External drive for PC & Mac Via Home Hub 2

Steve,

Have you got your external drive fully working ok now?

Can you tell me what type it is as I'm thinking of going down the same route.

Thanks

Titus 

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