Can I use this for 2 Macs - I have an iMac and a Macbook Pro

Would like to use a dedicated hard drive to store all my photos and videos on in order to save space on my IMAC and Macbook, with the option to access from either my IMac or Macbook Pro for editing etc. Can I use this with both?
I currently use Airport Time Capsule for backups - I'm I correct in understanding that the data (photos and videos) on this hard drive can also be backed-up onto the Airport Time Capsule?
Many thanks in advance

LaCie 3TB d2 Thunderbolt 2/USB 3.0 Hard Drive

LaCie 3TB d2 Thunderbolt 2/USB 3.0 Hard Drive

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    Yes, you can switch this drive between the two Macs as long as they support Thunderbolt, I have the same setup as you and I keep my photos in Lightroom which is stored on the Lacie, although I have a different drive model than yours. I switch them all the time, and I also use Dropbox for off site storage. When you connect the Lacie into either computer it will show up in 'Finder' under 'Devices', and yes you can back up your photos on Time Capsule, just like any other Folder. Hope this helps you out, Lacie Drives are high quality, reliable drives and with a Thunderbolt 2 connection, it can burn a standard CD faster than you can blink your eyes, well maybe two blinks.