Time Capsule

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

  1. laragheast macrumors member

    Jun 22, 2015
    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.
  2. mpe macrumors regular

    Sep 3, 2010
    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

    Jun 22, 2015
    --- Post Merged, Apr 14, 2016 ---
    Thanks for that could I use a Ethernet cable to speed it up ?
  4. satinsilverem2 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 12, 2013
    Richmond, VA
    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

    May 14, 2011
    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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