Resolved Can Apple Time Capsule somehow double as a NAS Home server?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Paradoxeon, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. Paradoxeon, Apr 24, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2011

    Paradoxeon macrumors member

    Dec 25, 2010
    Alright, guys. This is a simple short-answer question coming from a n00b here, so be gentle. My trusty Goflex drive just failed on my so I've lost 200 GB's worth of valuable personal info. I need to consider other Network Attached Storage drives just in case I can't fix the Goflex (99.9% chance I can't fix it, so...). So my question is, since we all already know the :apple: Time Capsule is for Time Machine backups from Macs, I'm wondering if it could double up as a NAS storage drive?? Thanks :D. I've got a keen eye on an upcoming LaCie thunderbolt-equipped drive, just in case the Time Capsule can't act as a NAS.
  2. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816


    Nov 27, 2010
    Sure can.

    Also, not giving you a hard time, just a peice of advice. Backup, Backup. Backup. Also, A backup isn't a sufficient backup unless you have a couple backups. Also, RAID is never ever a backup.
  3. Paradoxeon thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 25, 2010
    Thanks for the quick reply, Dalton - it was just what I wanted to hear. And yup, I do remember to backup. I have a couple Time Machine backups going in an old makeshift drive in a USB enclosure until I have the chance to get a actual working NAS drive. :D thanks again

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