Time Capsule as an external hard drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by James56, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. James56 macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2009
    I'd like to split my TC into a backup drive and an external hard drive. Apple support tells me they don't support this function, but it's possible. Anyone have any experience doing this?
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    I don't believe there's support for re-partitioning the drive, but you can mix the Time Machine backup with data files. The TM backup is in a single, sparse.bundle file. Keep in mind that any other files will reduce the space available for Time Machine - essentially keeping it from going as far back "in time".

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