How to extend the Time Capsule Storage

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  1. Techo macrumors newbie

    May 22, 2010

    I have a Mac Pro with 2.5TB of storage - 1 500GB and 2 1TB.
    I also have a Time Capsule which has a built in storage capacity of 1TB.
    I today bought an external HD with a capacity of 2TB to add to my time capsule. I have already read that the mac will only see them as 2 seperate Hard Drives but have also read that it is possible to backup 1 Hard drive to the main drive and the other 2 to the external...

    Is this correct, and if so, how do I do it?

    Many thanks,
  2. RedTomato macrumors 68040


    Mar 4, 2005
    .. London ..
    Hmm. Not sure if this is possible with Time Capsule. By default it backs up all your MacPro drives to a single drive in (or attached to) the Time Capsule.

    As you have several large drives, you probably need to look at a larger, more expensive setup. One option (out of many):

    - buy another 2TB drive,
    - put both that one and your current 2Tb external (take it out of its box) in your Mac Pro,
    - Join them together in OSX to make a single RAID 0 / JBOD array, 4TB large.

    Use this 4TB virtual drive as the Time Machine destination for your current 2TB and 500GB drives.

    Advantages: Cheap, very fast (much faster than backing up to the Time Capsule.

    Disadvantages - Fills up the remaining bays in your Mac Pro.

    Another option is to buy an external 2 drive or 3 drive enclosure, and again, use that in RAID 0 / JBOD and attach to the Time Capsule or to your Mac Pro. Costs more though.
  3. RedTomato macrumors 68040


    Mar 4, 2005
    .. London ..
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    Any more thoughts on this?

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