Questions & Answers for AirPort Time Capsule - 3TB
548 Questions from the Community
is this good for a late 2013 iMac 21.5 inch
- Asked by Cathy C from Southport
- 07 20, 15
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what is the model number of the latest version of 2T time capsule
- Asked by Julie C from Seattle
- 09 27, 13
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Can AirPort Capsule be used as an external wireless hard drive separate to Time Machine?
Can AirPort Capsule be used as an external wireless hard drive separate to Time Machine? Meaning, can I save content directly to the Capsule, or does it only backup what is saved on my Mac device?
I am wanting to back up my computer via Time Machine, but there are things I would like to put onto a hard drive (hopefully Airport Capsule) but not leave on my computer.
Hope this makes sense
Yes your Time Uapsule will function as a backup drive with time machine as well as being able to save content directly to the same drive , However, you cannot include the stored information on the TC HD as part of your computer backup through time machine on your Mac.
hope this helps
- Answered by Simon C
- 01 31, 14
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When this product says that it will work with '50 User's' is that actual users or devices?
We have 15 iMacs here with multiple accounts on every mac, which with a rough calculation adds up to more than 50, does this product have the capability to do this? Also these iMacs are 2010 models, they are all for video editing as well so large files etc need a solution to back these 15 macs up.Answer
50 Wired and Wireless devices combined connected simultaneously. So if you somehow had 45 devices and 5 of your friends visited and used your WiFi; then they left and 5 more friends came over and used your WiFi you would be okay. Number of accounts on each mac is a different measurement not related to this. 50 simultaneous users is industry standard for a residential/small business router. You may actually quickly run low on space even with 3TB - which is not to say this isn't a great solution. Just that you may need to attach external hard drives to it for more storage. Something to keep in mind if sleekness is a priority. To me it's a bargain over a Drobo or NAS for Time Capsule backups. Hope this helps.
- Answered by Dave O from Tallmadge
- 05 1, 14
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Transferring existing external backup hard drives to Airport Time Capsule?
I want to backup 4 devices on a home wifi network with an Airport Time Capsule (ATC):
iPad I (iOS 5.1.1)
iMac (OS 10.5.8, connected via ethernet cable to Airport Extreme.
MBA (OS 10.8.4)
The iMac is backed up by 2 external hard drives, a 1 TB OWC Mercury Elite that has only TimeMachine backup of the iMac, and a 250 GB Mercury Elite that is the storage for the iPhoto library on the iMac and for some other photo backups.
Questions. 1. Can I backup the iMac, which has most data, via the ethernet cable to ATC instead of via wifi? 2. Can I transfer or move the 1TB that Time Machine has backed up on the external hard to ATC? 3. Can I manually transfer data, for example the iPhoto Library or other photo back up from the 250GB external to the Airport Time Capsule?
thanks for help,
- Asked by Armando M from Wilson
- 08 23, 13
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can i use wan and lan in time capsule
can i have a new or extend my isp-router wireless network on my time capsule, and also access my time capsule disk via my wired network
- Asked by Efstathiou E
- 11 15, 15
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Extending a wifi-network with TC
Beside using for backup purposes I'd also like to use the TC for extending my existing WI-FI network. The current router is located upstairs, I'd like to have another router downstairs, this would be the TC. For this I should be able to connect the TC to the existing WI-FI network. I googled this a little bit and found that it may be problematic but not impossible. Any experience with this kind of setup?
- Asked by Janos J
- 09 27, 13
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When plugging in the TC and starting the admin program on your computer, your TC is listed Top Left in the "un-configured" units. Choose it and the admin program will scan your existing network for other Airport Extreme or Express units and propose to automatically extend your network.
Takes about 1 min to do and you have nothing to configure on your new unit, as all parameters are pulled from your existing AP.
- Answered by Frederic L
- 10 8, 13
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Does this device stores movies as well?
Should I decide tp download music, movies, videos, and backup files, would this device do all of these things?
- Asked by Lapolean K from Creedmoor
- 07 28, 14
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Regarding files, this device can act as two different things - a Time-Machine-enabled Backup device, or a Shared Network Hard Drive.
As a Tme-Machine-enabled backup device, it will back up everything from your Mac(s) at regular intervals. This includes all the files on your Mac - documents, movies, music etc. You can then use it to revert to previous versions of files, to restore deleted or damaged files, or to restore the entire mac from a backup. Note, if you use it in this way, don't expect to be able to browse or read your files as simple files. Time machine backs use a sparse bundle and file links. You can get to your files manually if you want, don't expect to be able to hook up a home media centre to access those files easily. They are managed by time machine, and really should only be accessed through the Time Machine software for restoration.
As a shared network hard drive, you can consider it to be a file server. You can access the hard drive, over the network (wired or wireless) from any machine on the network (Mac or Windows). As such, you could use it to store your music and movies and access them from anywhere, including from any home media centre that can access a shared network volume (i.e. not AppleTV).
You should use it for one or the other, not both. Note, you *can* do both, but you really should not. When used for Time Machine backups, it really likes to manage hard drive space itself. When the disk gets full, it deletes older backups. It works best when it is fully aware and fully in control of the drive space
- Answered by Vihung M
- 08 19, 14
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Squeezebox Support on Airport?
Does anyone know if an Airport Time Capsule would offer Squeezebox support? I'm considering moving from an all windows environment to an iMac with an Airport time capsule. Ideally I'd like to be able to access a music library from Squeezebox on an airport even with the iMac off. I realize there is Apple TV and the like, but I've got a good investment already in squeezebox devices and controllers I'd like to continue to use. Has anyone tried this before? Sorry, not very technical here so forgive me but from browsing the logitech site it looks like Squeezebox is incapable of connecting to N networks and we would need to change modem settings to B or G. I assume that is done at the wireless router and isn't any worse that what I have now? Any downsides here? Thanks everyone!
- Asked by Darren N from Sterling
- 03 22, 14
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does it have to be wireless ?
- Asked by Frank L from Racine
- 11 23, 13
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Does time Capsule supports multiple DSL conections?
I have two internet conections, can i set both on the time capsule / airport extreme so it mixes them and distributes to the different users and machines?
- Asked by Roberto R from Estado De Mexico
- 02 18, 16
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Can an AirPort Time Capsule be used as a modem?
I'm looking to switch the network provider because of some reasons: price, performance, and device. I pay
I pay $59.47 per month get only maximum speed of downlaod up to 12 Mbps, upload 1.5 Mbps.
Wondering if I the AirPort Time Capsule can be used as a modem and wireless router and to boost up performance for my network provider?
- Asked by Serey Wathna S from Houston
- 03 8, 15
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negative it will not work with a direct isp connection....
- Answered by Marcus B from Chandler
- 06 9, 15
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Speed concern when connecting Airport Time Capsule to a wireless N router
I have a 2wire 5012NV (wireless N) as main router. I would like to wirelessly bridge a 2TB Airport Time Capsule (wireless AC) to it.
Can I get AC speed when running time machine backup for my rMBP (wireless AC)?
How about attaching a NAS to the Time Capsule via Ethernet? What speed can I get if I want to access the NAS wirelessly? Does the transmission pass through the wirelss N main router?
- Asked by Fay Hong L from Singapore
- 04 4, 14
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I need a device to record movies from Apple TV and Netflix
- Asked by Adao M from York
- 04 21, 14
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Neither of these services allows recording of their streaming content. The only way to capture that is using a screen-capture software which will give you very low resolution and possibly be a very unsatisfying experience overall.
- Answered by Liz M
- 04 30, 14
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does it work with os 10.6.8
- Asked by Robert S from Oakley
- 11 23, 14
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- Answered by Senor T
- 11 25, 14
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What is the Temperature specs?
- Asked by Richard G from Gilbert
- 02 12, 15
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Time Machine supports backup to more than one Time Capsule. So if the disk on one Time Capsule fails you still have the backup on another Time Capsule.
If you have access to two different physical locations and put one Time Capsule in each, in case of fire in one location that destroys both the Time Capsule there and a macbook being backuped, you still have the Time Capsule backup in the second location, even if that backup may not be up to date.
- Answered by H Hugo F
- 06 14, 15
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Does the Time Capsule spin down the hard disk while idle?
Does the Time Capsule spin down the hard disk while not performing a backup? During typical operating conditions, what is the duty cycle of the hard disk?
- Asked by Ben K from Vancouver
- 10 16, 15
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