What am I looking for (TC/Airport)

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by MacConvert?, May 25, 2012.

  1. MacConvert? macrumors newbie

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    Hey all,

    I'm a recent Mac convert (realized windows was one of the dumbest things in the world --> Linux --> Mac). I have been reading about the Time Capsule, and I have been thinking it might be exactly what I'm looking for, but I have a few questions.

    The Time Capusle sounds great, between the WiFi and the automatic backup, but can it also be used as an external hard drive. I have the lowest end Air with ~60GB of hard drive. Can I download movies or whatever onto my Time Capsule and then access them from my Air (obviously while on the network)? Or would I have to USB a hard drive into the TC to do that? If that's the case, then I would probably be better off doing the same with the AirPort, since it's cheaper (as I understand things, at least).

    I apologize if questions such as these have been asked before. I swear I looked.

    Thanks!
    Convert
     
  2. DollaTwentyFive macrumors 6502a

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    Yes you can use it as an external. Keep in mind, anything on the drive will not be backed up as part of your time machine backup.
     

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