Just purchased new 2TB time capsule and intended to use it as a backup HD with time machine. Currently using a macbook 2.2 ghz core 2 2mg ram 150gb hd. I bought snow leopard and planned on doing an upgrade to include lion. Problem is that I've had bad luck with previous 1 TB HDs and I'm uncomfortable using one that is plugged into an electrical outlet constantly (electrical short or outage could fry system). Also, my intention was to do a back up with time machine and then copy files such as pics/vids and music to a second external HD. My understanding is that once I remove those files, any subsequent time machine backups wouldn't have the info or would just cause a lot of extra work and hassle to retrieve. I'm desparately looking for a solution that will allow me to use time capsule (as either a stand-alone HD or the wireless route as it was intended), use time machine, remove those files from my laptop to free up space and have access to them easily. I plan on having a backup of those pics/vids and movies on a separate HD as well...Afer going through 2 bad experiences with losing files, i've become super paranoid. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'm thinking that there has to be an easier way. Thank you.