02-02-2012 11:33 AM
Hoping someone here might be able to help me out with this...
I just picked up a Apple Time Capsule and was able to set it up with no issues. My MBA and PC laptop was able to connect to it with no problem.
I had a 2TB Seagate Goflex Desk external hard drive that I wanted to connect to the Time Capsule via the USB port and have the Seagate act as a network drive that I can read/write from any of the computers at home (4 in total). I'm a photographer so I wanted to use the time capsule to backup my MBA and my pictures only. I would use the Seagate for videos/docs/pics/everything else. Seagate drive is formatted to work on both PC and Mac (I believe?)
It connects fine, but I am not able to locate the Seagate on any of my computers. I am able to see it through the Airport utility and have it enabled to share in my network. However, I can't see it through my windows explorer in PC nor my Finder in MBA? I've also set it to Enable sharing through the airport utility as well. Am I missing something?
I can connect the Seagate directly to my PC or MBA and it recognizes it fine, able to read/write. Only when I connect to the time capsule is when I can't find it anywhere?
02-02-2012 01:41 PM
The GoFlex Desk drive isn't supported when attached as a network drive. We do have the GoFlex Home, which was specifically designed to be accessible from multiple computers:
02-02-2012 02:21 PM
Ah! So I need to get a new drive?
With the Goflex Home, once I plug it into the time capsule, it should recognize it right away? Also, is the Home formatted to work with both Windows and Mac?