DIY Time Capsule? Possible? -- From a Server Newbie

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Xtreambar, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. Xtreambar macrumors regular

    Aug 2, 2006
    Washington, DC
    Sorry if this a really basic question, but...

    How does one create a Time Capsule-esque device? I.E. a shared, wireless hard drive that I put movies on to watch on my laptop and PS3, plus a place to synch with Time Machine without tethering to a box.

    Does one need to build a Linux server to create such a set-up or is can it be done with just a wireless router and an external hard drive? If so, what would such a configuration be called?
  2. jbiggs12 macrumors newbie

    Oct 8, 2008
    Bump! Check this out:


    (Couldn't resist: first thing that popped up on one of many google searches.)
    Try installing FreeNAS on this baby, AFP'ing to it, and selecting it as your backup module. Looking price-wise, it probably won't save you much, but you also get a fully functional computer inside, for bittorrents and such.

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