Questions & Answers for AirPort Time Capsule - 3TB
577 Questions from the Community
Does Time Capsule have auto shut off?
Or does it run 24/7? If so, I would be concerned about the HD's longevitiy.
- Asked by Thomas T from Sausalito
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Would i be able to move my iTunes library on to this and have a wired connection between this and my iMac then also have it wirelessly to my macbook?
Would i be able to move my iTunes library on to this and have a wired connection between this and my iMac then also have a wireless connection to my macbook. In theory i would be able to import a CD to my iMac (the master for iTunes) and then have it also on my macbook in iTunes.
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will the time capsule allow ppoe connecting
i would like to use it in place of my router to login in to my isp
- Asked by Brian S from Vernal
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Can I hookup a 2nd USB drive to act as a 2nd backup (that would be manually controlled)?
I've had a time machine in the past (well back when it was called that) - I know how these work....but we're dealing with 3-5 macs of data (which will quickly exceed the 3tb, despite all you naysayers - unless we spend far too much time cleaning it out) - and a toddler...point being I want an additional *wireless* hard drive that has the shock proof capacity that my USB one currently has...so could I hook up an additional USB one to this & use it wirelessly (I hope this made sense...I feel like I've confused myself). Seeing as the cost to restore these starts around $800-1000....it's worth it for me.
- Asked by Ria O from Atlantic Beach
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will this work with my FIOS wireless router?
- Asked by John M from Gloucester City
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Yes, just connect the Verizon router to the Time Capsule with an ethernet cable and it should work just fine
- Answered by Jack K from Las Vegas
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will the airport time capsule back-up a notebook that is closed
- Asked by John H from Anaheim
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is there any way to do archival storage ( storage to a drive which you store off-site in case of fire/flood/theft ), other than the woefully slow USB2Answer
You can mount is as a drive in Finder and so in turn can back it up using one of the commercial online backup providers (Crashplan, Mozy, Amazon, etc.)
Or if you have access to, say, a friend's network use free tools such as Rsync (I use the DropSync GUI, available from App Store) to automatically back it up.
I use both of these options for my critical data - cloud backup (guaranteed but slow) and Rsync to a Mac Mini server at a friend's house.
Does the AirPort TC work as a mirror WIFI solution?
- Asked by Tomas Luis G
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Will my 802.11n Wi-Fi Data Rate improve with the new airport extreme?
I could NOT get even 100mbps with my AirPort Time Capsule (200mbps fibre optic plan). Will this new AirPort Time Capsule helps?
- Asked by Hui Kiang L
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It is unlikely you will see significant improvement with any Wireless N device by upgrading to a Wireless AC router. If your device supports dual band, you could try using the 5GHz frequency instead of the 2.4Ghz. You could also try taking it out of mixed mode and making it pure Wireless N. It is difficult to achieve greater than 100mbps with Wireless N, though... even getting 100mbps at any significant distance from the router is actually quite good in my experience.
- Answered by Andrew R from Victoria
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- Answered by Eric Y from Burnaby
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What is the procedure to transfer data from previous Time Capsule to new one? Is there software utility provided? Or is it automatic when TC attachedAnswer
it is done with the time machine software on your desktop or laptop. very easy, but 800-myapple tech guys can walk you through it.
- Answered by David B from Henderson
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I have a roommate and we each have several devices we'd like to network but keep separate from each other. Can two networks be created?
- Asked by Kenneth D from Covington
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If I use the AirPort Time Capsules as a File Server, can I then delete the media files (pictures) that are taking up disk space on my macbook air?
My macbook air is constantly giving me prompt that my disk space is full. So that is the main reason I bought a AirPort Time Capsule 2TB to move all my old pictures to the File Server in the AirPort. That's the way it was explained to me when I bought it at the Apple Store (georgetown location in DC).
So the way I plan on managing my files is to move all the older photos to AirPort Time Capsule File Server, delete the files on my macbook so I have a lot of memory/disk space as I travel (without worrying about losing my whole life's worth of pictures) and periodically do a media "dump" when it starts to take up too much disk space on my macbook.
This way I can continue to use my macbook (without buying a new one b/c of memory - sorry Apple).
Is this a good way to manage my media files and macbook?