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As a follow-up to this question, which fileystems can the Apple Airport Extreme interface wih via the usb port?

NTFS seems to be out, and FAT32 and HFS+ both seem to be in. Can anyone confirm that? Is there an official list of what it can and can't handle?

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FAT16, FAT32 and HFS+ volumes can be mounted.

Source: AirPort: How to mount an AirPort Extreme USB hard disk volume in Mac OS X and Windows

p.s.: if you want to format large volumes with FAT32, the HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool will come in handy.

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Perfect. Thanks much! – Electrons_Ahoy Jan 26 '10 at 4:25

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