Time Machine Drive on a PC

Discussion in 'macOS' started by WeeManFoo, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. WeeManFoo macrumors newbie

    Jun 3, 2008
    Hey, I had this strange idea to put an extra hard drive in my always running PC to be a network drive that I can back up my Macbook Pro to. I've done a few google searches and can't find a good answer. I want it to function like a Time Capsule, but the hard drive be in my PC and shared over my router. Is this even possible? I figure I'll need some software so that a OSX formatted drive can be read in Windows, but I need to know if I'll be able to share it over the network.
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Not sure is that possible but you will at least need MacDrive. Give the trial a try
  3. BobZune macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2007
    OP -- do you really want to go with an unsupported configuration for a backup of your precious data? [I hope you keep an archive in a safe place and update it frequently if you want to go with unsupported solutions.]

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