Time Capsule

Discussion in 'iMac' started by laragheast, Apr 13, 2016.

  1. laragheast macrumors member

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    Hi Guys
    i Have 2014 iMac 5 k and i am looking at buying a external hard drive , i like the look of time capsule ,
    the question is can i use time capsule just as a external hard drive noting else and if so can i use it wired ,
    i am not interested in using over the wifi network.
    Thanks
     
  2. mpe macrumors regular

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    You can use it as a NAS, albeit rather a slow one for normal use.

    Unless you want to use for time machine and wireless router, get a normal external USB/TB drive.
     
  3. laragheast thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for that could I use a Ethernet cable to speed it up ?
     
  4. satinsilverem2 macrumors 6502

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    Ethernet would make it more stable but I don't think it would speed it up. From what I can remember the internals of the Time Capsule are the limiting factor.
     
  5. Lankyman macrumors 68000

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    It would still be pretty slow. Seriously you do not want to be using a TC as an external HDD device. There are much much better alternatives out there for what you are wanting, Apple actually sell a few of them.
     

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