which routers still support Time Machine through USB drives?

which routers still support Time Machine through USB drives?
which routers still support Time Machine through USB drives?
2019-11-06 21:43:27

I need to build a new home network with 10/100/1000 ethernet in the main room and WiFi throughout the house, which will need some extending/mesh to provide full coverage.  It also needs to host a USB hub with many hard drives connected, some of which are Time Machine backups.  

It looks like some there were a few specific older TP-Link models that had Time Machine support.  Does that mean none of the current models do?

 

p.s. Please don't tell me that I should use a NAS instead - I need to eject individual drives to go on trips.  (and it will cost a fortune to replace all 100+TB of space)

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Re:which routers still support Time Machine through USB drives?
2019-11-06 23:12:09

@longhairdave 

 

I've got an A20 and it does have the Time Machine option.

 

If you go here, https://emulator.tp-link.com/a20-us-v1/index.html, you can 'run' the GUI and under ADVANCED tab, USB Sharing, you can see Time Machine's tab.

 

They also have a FAQ on this at https://www.tp-link.com/cz/support/faq/1564/ that lists other models that have that feature but it is from before the A series time.

 

I can't comment on how they would handle a USB hub connected vs. a stand-alone USB drive.

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Re:which routers still support Time Machine through USB drives?
2019-11-07 21:19:51

thanks for pointing to the A20.  found AC4000 (that says A20 in the small print) on products page and chased document links.

It does say it will support a hub with four drives and Time Machine.  That's good news for most of my Apple friends.

 

Limits my options, so still looking and remembering its here.

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Re:which routers still support Time Machine through USB drives?
2019-11-11 19:13:12

@longhairdave 

 

Our FAQ will be updated to reflect newer models.

 

So far the known routers that support Time Machine are: Archer C4000v1/A20v1/C5400v1/AX6000v1/AX11000v1.

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