This is a many parted question, but any answers or general experience would be very appreciated. I'm looking for a new backup solution, but also a space to keep a single copy of some large files. In addition, I wouldn't mind a nice new router. Here are all the details: I have a MacBook Pro with a 120 GB hard drive. I purchased a 120 GB external hard drive a while back, and for a while that was working fine as a Time Machine drive (only backing up my personal files, no applications or system files). Unfortunately, I quickly outgrew the hard drive on my computer. The worst culprits were videos, mostly from iTunes. I moved the files to my external drive and deleted them from the computer. This prevented me from using that drive for Time Machine because there simply wasn't enough room, in addition to the fact that I didn't, at that time, know if/how I could partition it to use part for Time Machine and part for storage. I now make manual backups as often as I feel it necessary, and all of those videos and a few other large files remain on the drive. Unfortunately, my computer is again full and so is the external drive. Now, I don't really have the ability to make backups and I'm almost out of room for any new files. Now, the Time Capsule will hopefully solve my problems. My most important question is, can I keep some files on it (such as my videos) that I would access in a similar fashion to miscellaneous files without having a copy on my computer, while using it as a Time Machine backup too. I would get the 500 GB and want 150-200 GB for file storage. These files are not drastically important so I don't care if they're incredibly secure, but I did pay for most of the videos, so I'd like to not delete them. I was reading both this thread http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=446167 and this article http://www.macworld.com/article/139693/2009/03/timecapsule09.html and I got the idea I could do this, but given the significance of the purchase, it would be nice to be 100% sure before I buy. From the thread, this seemed like at least one solution: There's no need to return it - if you really need a partition on it, use Disk Utility to create a disk image of, say, 300GB on the Time Capsule's drive. Then mount that disk image on your desktop. You'll have full read/write access to the 300GB within that disk image and Time Machine will respect that space; it'll simply use the rest for backup. but the poster, from what I could tell, was guessing. So, long story short, can I store files on my Time Capsule separately from my backups? My other minor questions: Have you used Time Capsule with a Wii, and if so have there been any problems? I'm pretty sure the answer to this is no, but: Is there any way to use a Nintendo DS with the Time Capsule wireless? I think the necessity of WEP protection precludes the DS, but just wondering. Lastly, and personal experiences (good or bad) with the Time Capsule, and do you think it is a worthwhile purchase? Thanks so much for any help (and reading any of this very long post) and I'm looking forward to all of your responses.