Time Capsule as scratch disk??

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by grooveattack, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. grooveattack macrumors 6502a

    Jan 9, 2008
    any ideas on this?
    can i use Time Capsule as a scratch disk for final cut express? is it fast enough?
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    Wirelessly? Regardless of app, you could try, but it would so damned slow as to be almost pointless.

    Best connections for external scratch disks are eSATA and FW800, and even then they're not ideal. Photoshop scratch files can get up to 2-3Gb in size, sometimes more in extreme cases... video would be just as, even not more, demanding. Time Capsule is a kind of restricted backup solution, that's all.

    Better to upgrade your internal hard drive. :)
  3. Sesshi macrumors G3


    Jun 3, 2006
    One Nation Under Gordon
    Even over wired, the no-brainer (literally) nature of the TC in that it's not got the brainpower to shift Gigabit traffic at anywhere near Gigabit speeds will make it very slow. Best to follow BV's advice.
  4. grooveattack thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 9, 2008

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