Oh Apple, so many of us trust your well thought-out products and don’t complain when you remove features. After all, if you remove it, then we must not need it!
Apple, if you ever read this post, please consider adding your Disk First Aid utility to the Airport Extreme so USB hard drives can be checked and repaired. These partitions get damaged when the power goes out or from other events and there is no way to repair them (except for connecting directly to a computer… very inconvenient.) So please Apple, add the ability for the Airport to repair disks. Thanks.