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Can I hang a cheap 3TB USB drive off my Time Capsule, and use it for Time Machine?
Posted by: estnyc
Date: July 21, 2011 06:51PM
Don't think I want to pay big bucks for the 3tb Time capsule, but would love more storage. Can I use an external USB as a Time Machine drive, or only for backing up the Time Capsule? What if I use more than one drive?

Thanks.
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Re: Can I hang a cheap 3TB USB drive off my Time Capsule, and use it for Time Machine?
Posted by: space-time
Date: July 21, 2011 06:56PM
I think it should work
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Re: Can I hang a cheap 3TB USB drive off my Time Capsule, and use it for Time Machine?
Posted by: Ken Sp.
Date: July 21, 2011 07:23PM
It is easy to install the drive inside the TC. I took my 500 GB up to 3TB, and it is great for about 10 minutes and $120.

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Re: Can I hang a cheap 3TB USB drive off my Time Capsule, and use it for Time Machine?
Posted by: estnyc
Date: July 21, 2011 07:38PM
Neat link. At least I should be able to go up to 2Tb as long as I don't run afoul of that 4k sector thing.
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Re: Can I hang a cheap 3TB USB drive off my Time Capsule, and use it for Time Machine?
Posted by: Ken Sp.
Date: July 22, 2011 02:23AM
I used the WD 3TB with no problem.
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Re: Can I hang a cheap 3TB USB drive off my Time Capsule, and use it for Time Machine?
Posted by: blusubaru
Date: July 22, 2011 06:56AM
From my research, you can add most any type of USB device. You can even add a USB hub. I thought about going with an Airport Extreme Base Station and a Drobo before building FreeNAS.
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Re: Can I hang a cheap 3TB USB drive off my Time Capsule, and use it for Time Machine?
Posted by: Black
Date: July 22, 2011 08:25AM
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Ken Sp.
It is easy to install the drive inside the TC. I took my 500 GB up to 3TB, and it is great for about 10 minutes and $120.

What happened to it after 10 minutes?




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Re: Can I hang a cheap 3TB USB drive off my Time Capsule, and use it for Time Machine?
Posted by: Ken Sp.
Date: July 23, 2011 10:42AM
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Black
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Ken Sp.
It is easy to install the drive inside the TC. I took my 500 GB up to 3TB, and it is great for about 10 minutes and $120.

What happened to it after 10 minutes?

Sorry, it took 10 minutes to do the change.
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