(I'm using the Mac Book Pro Retina 15.4inch) I mean, there's a usb port on the Time Machine, isn't it? What if I plug a cable on it and connect to my mac and use it as a normal 1TB external hard drive, is that possible? or If there's no internet connection, can I just turn on the Time Machine, and than connect with my mac by wifi network and use as a NAS but of course without internet access? thanks! BTW, is it a good time to purchase a time machine? or there will be a new generation recently?