Does Time Capsule support NAS through it's USB port?

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  1. anti-microsoft macrumors 68000

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    Hey there,

    Since I am hopefully going to purchase Time Capsule very soon, I was wondering if my existing external hard drive could be used wirelessly with Time Machine through the USB port in Time Capsule.

    Thanks,

    Ams.
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    It can, yes. The Time Capsule and AirPort Extreme support USB drives, while the port on the AirPort Express is limited to printers only.
     
  3. anti-microsoft thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks! How well does it work? Will my Mac recognize the same drive when it's input is wireless instead of USB?

    Ams.
     
  4. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    I don't have one myself, but I haven't heard any complaints. I couldn't find any specific information on how external disks work with Time Capsule/AirPort Extreme, but you may find this interesting.
     
  5. OllyW Moderator

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    I haven't got a Time Capsule but I'm using an AirPort Extreme with a USB hard drive connected for the Time Machine backups with my MacBook Pro.

    It works really well but I would advise you to connect by ethernet for the initial backup to speed things up.
     

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