Can I back-up from an external hard drive to time capsule

Hi, I'm looking at getting a new Macbook pro - mainly for photo editing. Am concerned that I may run out of storage so was thinking of purcahsing the LaCie 1TB Rugged Thunderbolt/USB 3.0 Hard Drive to store my photos on. I was then looking at the time capsule for back-up. Can I back-up photos on theLaCie 1TB Rugged Thunderbolt/USB 3.0 Hard Drive to the Time capsule?

many thanks

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  • Best Answer:

    Yes. For best results, you should keep the external drive plugged into your Mac and turned on at all times. But one thing to consider is the size of the external drive vs. the size of the Time Capsule's drive. If the external drive is very large, you will run out of space on the Time Capsule quickly. Time Machine automatically deletes old backups to make room for new ones, but you might not have much history.

    • Answered by Maggie O from New York
    • Dec 29, 2014