Can Time Capsule Be Used As A Hard Drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Adjei, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. Adjei macrumors 6502

    Sep 23, 2008
    Can I use it as a hard drive for my macs to store pictures, music, movies, etc.
  2. davidwarren macrumors 6502a

    Aug 28, 2007
    of course. It is a hard drive. I would partition it if you want to use it for TM--TM will use all the space you give it.
  3. Velin macrumors 65816


    Jul 23, 2008
    Hearst Castle
    Yes, it can. You access it using the utility. One word of caution though: initial access time is annoyingly slow. Why? Because when not in use, I believe the TimeCapsule hard drive spins down. When you access it, you need to first wait for it to spin up, so you'll be looking at that damn pinwheel if you access the drive alot.

    So for backup only, it's fine. If for constant access, you should seriously consider another option.
  4. hazelbrook macrumors newbie


    Jun 14, 2006
    which apps under utility that I need to use to partition TC? Many TIA.

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