What am I looking for (TC/Airport)

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

  1. MacConvert? macrumors newbie

    May 25, 2012
    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.

  2. DollaTwentyFive macrumors 6502a

    Nov 11, 2010
    Parts Unknown
    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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