Time Capsule & External Drive / USB Hub

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by VaatiKaiba, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. VaatiKaiba macrumors 6502

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    Two very quick questions that I was wondering if someone could help me with - I know that TCs can have an external drive attached to them that can be accessed by anyone on the network, but will a TC recognise all of the partitions on the external drive if it is partitioned?

    Also, is it possible to attach a USB hub to the TC and have both an external HD and a printer shared?

    Thanks very much!
     
  2. jamin100 macrumors 6502

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    Yes but it has to be a powered USB hub.
    In theory you could then add another 127 USB devices
     
  3. VaatiKaiba thread starter macrumors 6502

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    OK, that's fine then... Do you know about the hard drive partitions? Thanks again!
     
  4. skorpien macrumors 68020

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    Yes it will recognize all partitions, and yes you can share multiple devices. It will need to be a powered hub if you are adding any devices that are not externally powered (there are some users who've had success using unpowered hubs with devices that have their own power adapters). Lastly, make sure to format the drive as HFS+
     
  5. VaatiKaiba thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's perfect, thanks very much!
     

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