I have 1 MacOSX notebook and one Mac Mini desktop running MacOS X (all my devices are on the latest available version of Mac OSX). I both a 2TB Time capsule device which has both a router and a hard disk in it. I would like to partition the 2TB disk into 3 partitions. One partition in order to file away content (files, photographs, etc.) that I do not wish to be on neither my notebook nor my desktop. (Partition 1). Partition 1 therefore is not to be a "back-up partition", but simply a dumb storage partition that I want to be able to access from any computer in the future. A second partition in order to use Time Machine to back-up the desktop. (Partition 2) The third partition in order to use Time Machine to back-up the notebook. (Partition 3) Question 1: How do I partition the 2TB disk as described above? Does it matter if it is done from the desktop or the notebook? How do I connect the 2TB hard disk to the computer to be used to partition it (USB cable, wirelessly, other?)? Question 2: How do I move the files from the desktop to Partition 1? Connect the two devices with a USB cable or wireless connection or other? Then, how do I move the files across? Is there some utility or can it be done with simple drag-and-drop? Question 3: I suppose that if either or both computers are in the vicinity of the Time Capsule on a wireless network, each computer will be able to automatically detect the partition relevant to it for back-up purposes. Correct? Question 4: Will I see Partition 1 as an external, available hard disk storage device in Finder from any computer connected to the wireless network where the Time Capsule resides? That is, no matter what computer I happen to be suing, if I need to, I will easily have access to the files I stored in Partition 1. I have read everything I could find and the instructions from Apple are less than clear about these issues. Thank you all for considering this set of questions and for providing detailed, concrete responses.