Question about file transfers

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by cookies!, Nov 11, 2016.

  1. cookies! macrumors 6502

    Jul 3, 2011
    Hi all,

    If I am transferring a file between a NAS attached via ethernet to the internal time capsule hard drive (latest one), is my MacBook Pro a relay point— basically, does the file go from the hard drive to my computer through wireless and then back to the time capsule through wireless? Or does it go directly?
  2. MacUser2525 macrumors 68000


    Mar 17, 2007
    Through your machine if using drag and drop GUI method, to go directly you need to login to your NAS machine/appliance with something like ssh in Terminal using command line then use rsync/scp/sftp/ftp to directly copy to the IP address of the Time Capsule using the similar protocol if any on it.
  3. Tomorrow macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2008
    Always a day away
    A CPU has to be involved. There may be some NAS's that can do this, but most likely if you initiate the command from your computer, then your computer's CPU is processing the transfer.
  4. cookies! thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 3, 2011

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