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home sharing: Can this be used to set up home sharing, so that I could access movies wirelessly with my apple tv? Jun 17, 2012
Yes, that is exactly what I do. I store my iTunes library on my time capsule so that inhale only one iTunes library that is shared by my PC and Macs and my Apple TV. It also means you don't need your computer on to access your iTunes from your Apple TV.
Does the time capsule have an access button for easy pairing with devices? I would hate to have to enter MAC addresses for devices that don't connect. Jan 20, 2013
It connects like any other wifi router. If you have a password set on the time capsule, you simply enter it on your device that you're trying to connect.
Is this the 'newest' model that Apple launched on June 10, 2013? The image is of a previous generation item. Jun 13, 2013
No, this is the not the newly released version. Amazon needs to update the description.
Can you not only back up your entire iMac (which I believe it is designed to do by default) but also back up separate mp4 video files? Dec 4, 2013
YES, can you can back up both. I am assuming that the mp4 video files are on another drive or device, not on your iMac hard drive. The Time Capsule can function like a regular external hard drive. You can mount it to the desktop and place whatever files on it that you would like. This is a manual backup of the files. The Time Machine software on your iMac is what will automate the backups of your iMac. If your video files are on a volume that is connected to your iMac, you can ALSO use Time Machine to create iterative backups of this external drive containing your video files as well, which will automate the process and back up whatever is new on that volume on the same schedule as the computer. So, both manual and automatic backups are possible with the Time Capsule, depending on where/how your video files are stored and what your backup preferences are.
Can you back pcs with your macs on the time capsule? Jun 13, 2014
Not out of the box...the backup features the Time Capsule uses are built into the Mac OS X software. This link might help explain it better than I could: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5229376
The Time Capsule has a built in HardDrive that can be used to automatically backup your Macs while you are on your home network. The Airport Extreme does not have this. If you dont have any Macs at home get the airport extreme. Older time capsules had issues with reliability, I've had one of these models since 8/2011 without any issues. DROBO is nice, but it's expensive. If you have unlimited funds, I'd recommend the drobo.