Using Time Capsule as file/backup server for Mac and PC

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by andyclhui, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. andyclhui macrumors newbie

    Apr 3, 2008
    Hi, I have got a Macbook and a couple of PCs in my family. I'm considering to get a Time Capsule and use it as a file / backup server for both the Macbook and the PCs. Does Time Capsule support that? Thanks
  2. tersono macrumors 68000


    Jan 18, 2005
    yes, it just acts as a NAS (network drive) - you don't have to use it for Time Machine if you don't want to.
  3. andyclhui thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 3, 2008
    Thanks. Do I need to separate the hard drive into 2 partitions: 1 for the Mac and 1 for the PCs? Or I can put them into the same partition / file system?
  4. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    The Time Capsule takes care of the "translating" for Macs and PCs, so you don't need to worry about file system types. You actually can't partition a Time Capsule drive through the Time Capsule itself.

    AppleInsider just did 5 articles on how fast the Time Capsule works for networking shares and backups, if you're interested in some more reading on the matter. :)

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