Can I plug a USB Hub to the lastest released Time Capsule 1TB (MC344ZP) in order to connect a printer and an external HDD (or several ones)?

In the Tech Specs of the Time Capsule, Appel says: "USB port for connecting a USB printer or USB external hard drive", what makes me think you can only connect one of them.

However in the Setup Guide for the April released Time Capsule Apple says: "Connect a USB hub to your Time Capsule, and then connect multiple USB devices, such as printers or hard disks..."

What is the reality?

  • Asked by Jose Ignacio G from Valencia
  • Dec 7, 2009
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3 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    Without a hub connected, the USB port alone will connect one USB device, either a printer or a hard drive.

    Time Capsule is not limited to only one USB device, as you can connect a self-powered USB hub for the ability to connect multiple USB printers and hard drives.

    You can also connect multiple printers to a single Ethernet port by using an Ethernet switch, and yes, you can operate both USB and Ethernet connected printers simultaneously.

    • Answered by Andrew H from Carmel
    • Jun 16, 2011
  • You can attach a POWERED USB hub to the Time Capsule.

    • Answered by Warren G from Ottawa
    • Apr 19, 2010
  • Not all hubs are created equal. I've heard that powered hubs work, though my first try was fruitless. I'm still searching for one that works and maybe i'll post the specifics when i find one.

    • Answered by Paul B from Albany
    • Jun 13, 2011