We are using a modem provided by cable company with Airport Extreme & operating macs & pcs in our home. Do I need Time Capsule to use Time Machine?
- Asked by Martha L from Memphis
QA Apple Time Capsule
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2 Answers from the Community
Time Machine can be used through any external hard drive, not just Time Capsule.
- Answered by Matthew L from Evansville
No, Time Machine is compatible with any type of hard drive. You can even make a partition on your Mac only if you don't have any other partition and use that for Time Machine backups. I did that before, but I needed a partition to add Windows on my Mac. It still works perfectly and it's worth a try. From what I've heard, Time Capsules have a short life span. Stick with your Airport Extreme ( I also have it and it works perfectly ). You should at least try the partition way.
- Answered by Irma A. S from East Chicago