Can AirPort Capsule be used as an external wireless hard drive separate to Time Machine?

Can I save content directly to the Capsule, or does it only backup what is saved on my Mac device?

I want to back up my MacBook Air via Time Machine on my Time Capsule, but I would also like to put files such as photos & music onto an external hard drive (hopefully Airport Capsule) & not leave on my computer.

  • Asked by fn from Cedar
AirPort Time Capsule (2013)

AirPort Time Capsule (2013)

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  • Best Answer:

    In Finder there is a new list right under Devices when connected to the AirPort. It is labelled Shared and you should see your Time Capsule's name listed there. When you click it, it will go to the hard drive and you can treat it the same way you would with a USB external hard drive. Dont forget, the more data your Time Machine backup takes, the less free space you will have to use as an external hard drive.

    • Answered by Jared B from San Diego