I just bought an Airport Extreme thinking it was easy to share a USB disk. I'm very disappointed that this is taking so much time and still not working.

The disk is 1TB NTFS formatted. It works well while connected directly to my MBP but via Airport Extreme I just can't get it work. Both on Mac and on Windows I can't connect, it's not discoverable. Even connecting via smb:// won't work.

Is this due by the NTFS format or I'm just missing something?

Thank you

  • It will be best for you to do some troubleshooting yourself and reformat it to Mac OS Extended (Journaled) to see if it works. – Slick Dec 11 '11 at 19:18
  • I have the same thing but with HFS+ and FAT. It works. I just have to click on the Airport express icon on the finder sidebar. – Enrico Susatyo Dec 12 '11 at 4:46
  • @EnricoSusatyo You were able to have HFS+ on Windows too? I found some plugins but they are not free :( – Davide Vosti Dec 12 '11 at 7:34
  • No, on a Mac. Sorry I thought you were talking about OS X because you said MBP and never mentioned windows. – Enrico Susatyo Dec 12 '11 at 8:40

Airport Extreme does not support NTFS disks.

You can format your disk as FAT32 or (preferably) HFS+, a.k.a. Mac OS Extended (Journaled), and it should then be accessible to both Mac and PC clients.

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