Does the TC compress the data or is the backed up files the same size as the original?

I was looking to purchase a TC but I am unsure of the size that I would need. Can the TC compress the backed up information (to save space)? Can I add an additional USB external drive if I run out of space on the TC?

  • Asked by Joseph C from Maspeth
  • Dec 29, 2009
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    No, there is no compression.

    You can connect a USB drive and back up to it INSTEAD of the TC's internal HD, but backups can't "span" the two disks.

    • Answered by James P from Clermont
    • Nov 29, 2010