Time Capsule + USB External drive for both backup and networked drive

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Kallel00, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. Kallel00 macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2009
    I know I can add an external 1 GB drive to my time capsule, and have time machine do backups on that specific drive.

    If I do so, can I still use the internal 500 GB drive of my time capsule for network uses? or Time Capsule is restricted in a way that it can either use the internal harddrive, or an external USB one, but not both at the same time (one for backups only, the other for a network storage drive).

  2. rkdiddy macrumors 65816


    Mar 19, 2008
    OC Baby!
    I took my Time Capsule back in favor of the AEBS with an external attached.

    To answer your question - you should be able to use your internal TC HD as just a HD. But it seems to me you would be better off using the TC for TM and your attached external for storage.

    Just me $.02

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