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    Using MyBook Live & Time Capsule together: good idea?

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    Using MyBook Live & Time Capsule together: good idea?
    I am running OS X 10.7.4 Lion, with Time Machine backing up to a Time Capsule (incidentally also running VMWare Fusion 5 and a Windows Vista virtual machine).

    I am getting a Chromebook for the kids, and considering attaching a MyBook Live to the Time Capsule to serve as a home NAS (NOT as an alternative target for Time Machine backups).

    I would be grateful for any feedback on whether this is doable and a good idea. Are there any caveats, or reasons NOT to do this? Thank you for your help.

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    Using MyBook Live & Time Capsule together: good idea?
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    I have a drive hooked up to my AirPort Extreme for use with Time Machine. I have a WD MyBook Live hooked up via Ethernet (yay GB Ethernet) for use as NAS and they play together great. No reason the TC wont work the same way.
    MBP 17" 2011, 2.3GHz Intel Quad-Core i7, 8GB RAM, AMD Radeon HD 6750M 1GB RAM
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    iPhone 5S 64GB, iPad Air 2 128 GB LTE, iPod Nano Gen6 8GB, Apple TV 3 & 2

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    Using MyBook Live & Time Capsule together: good idea?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deckyon View Post
    I have a drive hooked up to my AirPort Extreme for use with Time Machine. I have a WD MyBook Live hooked up via Ethernet (yay GB Ethernet) for use as NAS and they play together great. No reason the TC wont work the same way.
    Thank you very much...I saw some concerns with Apple versus Windows formatting (particularly with the Seagate GoFlex).

    Would using a gigabyte switch between the Time Capsule and the NAS be further insurance for playing nice, or is that unnecessary?

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    Using MyBook Live & Time Capsule together: good idea?
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    MBP 17" 2011, 2.3GHz Intel Quad-Core i7, 8GB RAM, MacMini 2011, 2.7GHz Intel Dual-Core i7, 8GB RAM
    you will use the web interface to set up the NAS, not a computer itself.
    MBP 17" 2011, 2.3GHz Intel Quad-Core i7, 8GB RAM, AMD Radeon HD 6750M 1GB RAM
    MacMini 2011, 2.7GHz Intel Dual-Core i7, 8GB RAM, AMD Radeon HD 6630M 256MB RAM
    iPhone 5S 64GB, iPad Air 2 128 GB LTE, iPod Nano Gen6 8GB, Apple TV 3 & 2

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