Wireless Portable storage recommendations - compatible with Time Machine?

MarckyG

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Jan 15, 2014
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Hey,
I'm looking for a wireless and portable storage that can function as a Time Capsule stand-in while traveling...
I was wondering... Could you use a portable wireless drive such as the LaCie Fuel or WD My Passport Wireless Pro as a portable NAS? With Time Machine for your Mac?
I'm not sure, Time Machine is always a bit complicated without a direct cable, I have no experience...
But I think it would be awesome when you travel, connecting the WD to your destination's WiFi creating a Time Machine image and having it making backups in the background, connected to a power source.. Like when you visit your parents or girlfriend or someone whose WiFi you trust, having it make Time Machine backups while you work, like a Time Capsule. Anyone had the same thoughts?
 

Weaselboy

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I think the problem you will run into with this is most hotels have their wifi setup so you cannot access shared devices like this over the network.

I would just buy a 2.5" USB drive and use that with Time Machine when traveling.
 

G5isAlive

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I am very disappointed with the WD mypassport wireless.. good idea... under powered.
 

Fishrrman

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Buy a 2.5" bus-powered portable drive.
Use that with either TM or a cloning app such as CarbonCopyCloner or SuperDuper.

Doing that will serve you MUCH better, particularly in a "moment of need".
 

mitchell88

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Mar 2, 2019
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Buy a 2.5" bus-powered portable drive.
Use that with either TM or a cloning app such as CarbonCopyCloner or SuperDuper.

Doing that will serve you MUCH better, particularly in a "moment of need".
Could you please give some examples?
Thanks
Mitchell