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    hojkoff_101's Avatar
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    Oct 18, 2005
    Edinburgh Scotland
    Macbook 2.1GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4Gb RAM
    Timecapsule as Ext HDD
    I've got a time capsule but I'm not currently using it for the internet wireless. Can I just plug it into my mac via the USB on the back of the timecapsule and use it only as an HDD?

    I would just try this and see but I don't have a USB to USB connection at my flat just now and I'm a student so I don't really want to spend any money I don't need to!

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    jeltekalkman's Avatar
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    Sep 28, 2009
    Hoeksche Waard, The Netherlands
    Early "09 Macbook Alubody 13" / iPhone 3G 16GB Black
    Okey, here's the great thing about USB male to USB male connectors, there specifically very rarely created, because "some" people will try to do things which aren't meant for i t ;-)

    So, Sorry but no, you can't use the Time Capsule as an external HD through the USB-port. There's simply no way cause there isn't software for this, neither is the hardware present in the Time Capsule.

    The only function for the usb port is to:
    - connect more external HDD's
    - connect wireless able printers,
    - usb sticks
    - service maintenance

    So sorry but wired connection to your pc is not possible.

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